Kumusta? Yesterday marked the first day of celebration of Buwan ng Wika in my elder daughter's school. The day before that, I was busy sewing her Ifugao or Igorot-inspired top and skirt. It was a bit frustrating trying to sew each piece because my baby daughter was being her makulit self, riding my lap while I was in front of the sewing machine. Somehow, I was able to finish the native Filipino costume in less than an hour. Sharing to you some photos a little story behind them now.
All set for school. This is my gradeschooler in the DIY ethnic costume I made for her. To my non-Filipino readers, Buwan ng Wika means the month of Philippine national language.
This is the pretty native fabric that I used for this project. It's pink because that's my daughter's favorite color. I bought this fabric in Baguio last November. You can read my travel story HERE.
Very bad pattern. As I have mentioned before, I have no proper training in sewing or dressmaking and the only exposure I had was with my parents when I was young until the age of 7 years old.
For her accessories, I reconstructed this coconut shell necklace that I bought from Kultura. I was able to come up with a double strand necklace and 2 bracelets out of it.
As for her footwear, she wore of woven buri slippers that I also got from Kultura in SM. Now, what do you think? Did you like my daughter's simple Ifugao costume?