Wednesday, August 05, 2015

DIY Project: Ifugao Costume

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?


  1. Wow! Very creative. My eldest also wore Ifugao costume last Monday.

  2. She looks very pretty in her costume! :)

    1. Thanks, sis. It is as simple as it gets. Enough to bring out her cuteness. :))

  3. Ikaw na ang DIY momma, sis. As usual, ang ganda ng gawa mo at ang cute ni daughter wearing it! :)




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