Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DIY Project: Egyptian Queen Costume

Christmas Around The World, that was the theme of my elder daughter's Christmas program at school yesterday. The director decided to roll the United Nations and Christmas celebration into one this year, hence the theme. Aşkım's class in grade 4 was assigned to dance We Wish You A Merry Christmas in Egyptian. And of course, they have to dress up in Egyptian-inspired costume to fully identify the country they represent.

Here she is, all smiles while doing the moves.

She was the one only one in red, white and gold color combo.

So proud of my firstborn, but also proud of myself being able to sew her costume all by myself.

Her teacher actually gave the memo on the Christmas program and costume as early as October. That was the time when costumes were widely available in stores and malls. However, it was not easy to find one in my daughter's size, so I ended up buying the materials and sewing it myself.

Me on the floor, working on the dress.

I procrastinated a bit and started making the costume only a couple of weeks ago. I had to figure out how to do the plate-like collar of the dress first. Anyhow, I was able to finish the whole thing less than 4 hours total. Everything from cuff, belt, dress and cape were handmade by me. I requested a friend to buy me a golden headpiece at Baclaran then viola.. the costume is complete. I remember I did a pretty similar project 3 years ago. Check my DIY Greek goddess costume blogpost from 2014. You can also see more DIY and crafts in this site using the search button. Just write DIY and hit search.

What do you think? Did I do a good job? Haha.


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  3. Wow, the dress looks like it was bought from the Department store. Good job, sis! It's nice to see that you know how to sew a dress -- something that I have yet to achieve. I find sewing sooo hard.

    Happy Holidays, btw! :) Hope you had a memorable one with your loved ones.

    1. Thanks, Senyth! So happy with the outcome of this project. My daughter is planning to use it as Halloween costume next year if it still fits. Happy holidays! :*)


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