At school this term Flo’s topic has been Ancient Egypt and the children were all told they could come in to school today dressed as Egyptians.
I think I have mentioned elsewhere Flo’s sensitivity to fabric and bought fancy dress costumes just don’t work for her as the fabric is usually very cheap and nasty and she hates it next to her skin, so I always have to make any fancy dress costumes. Which I don’t mind!
This was a really simple make. I bought some soft white stretch fabric and made a basic t-shirt shaped dress and then just added some embellishments with ribbon and trim from the haberdashers. The amulet she made herself, at school, with salt dough. It had been threaded on to string so I replaced the string with gold coloured ribbon to match some of the trim. The ‘belt’ was also trim from the haberdashers which I had planned on stitching to the dress in some way but decided it looked much better tied as a belt.
This took about an hour on Saturday afternoon – to cut out the fabric and sew up the dress and about half an hour on Sunday morning to sew the trim on the neckline and sleeves. She insisted that as she was going to school she had to have her hair in her usual school plait so there was enough left from the sleeve trim to make a little headband and instead of her usual blue hair bands on her plait we used gold coloured ones and I threaded some gold ribbon through the plait too.
She was pleased with the overall look and I was pleased that it was so easy to do!
I hope you all had a good weekend.