I still can’t believe how fast 2019 is coming by! With just a blink of an eye, it’s August!
Most people associate August as the ghost month, but if you are a mom like me with school age kids, you know very well that August is time for Linggo ng Wika – hence, most likely your kids will be asked to wear a Filipiniana costume anytime soon.
I usually refrain from buying my kids costumes unless it’s really needed. I think it is a waste of money to buy them something that they will only wear once. Aside from that, it also takes up precious closet space after! So if you’re trying to be practical like me, you’re in the right page, because I am going to show you how to turn any of your daughter’s existing dress into a Filipiniana costume. And the good thing about this is that the sleeves is detachable – you can remove it after the program so she can still use that dress after as if nothing happened!
No, you also don’t need a sewing machine for this project as you can sew everything by hand. So here goes:
First, you need a dress. You may choose from your child’s existing dresses. The perfect dress would be one a simple sleeveless dress, it can be of any material also although based on my experience, cotton would be the easiest to sew
Second, you need a coordinating fabric. Take this also in consideration when choosing a dress. You don’t need to buy this too – if there’s no actual fabric, you may use an old pillowcase, a throw pillow, bedsheet or curtain. Preferably a fabric that is thick and has structure, although soft fabrics will also be okay
Third, a cardboard. Either an illustration board, or a corrugated one.
Fourth, your sewing tools: a nice pair of scissors, thread, needle, and pins
Now that you have all the materials ready, it’s time for the fun part!
Step by Step Instructions
And there you have it!
I really hope the instructions made sense! hahaha. If you have any questions, just feel free to send me a message in instagram or in facebook. 🙂
Do send us photos too of your finished products should you decide to give this a try. Good luck and happy sewing!