Christmas Projects: King’s Costume in Progress

I think I’m safe in sharing this now, given I’m pretty sure Asher doesn’t read my blog yet. This is a Christmas gift for him.

Fancy Buttons

I am repurposing a sleeveless linen blouse of mine into a king’s or knight’s tunic. I don’t wear this anymore, and the fabric is so soft and lovely. I’ve bought new buttons that look like medieval devices to replace the buttons on the blouse.

King's Costume in Progress

I am also sewing him a fancy crown to wear. I have noticed that the children at his preschool all race to claim the fancy gold and silver fabric crowns that are available for pretend play. I am hoping this will be just the perfect gift for him. (Honestly he doesn’t want for anything.) What’s doubly awesome is that I already had this gold lame in my stash. Thank goodness for all those costume parties, no?

King's Crown in Progress

I bought the ribbon trim and the jewels for this costume. The hand-sewn crown is almost finished. I want to hot-glue the jewels, in addition to stitching them on.

I’m planning on sewing the ribbon trim onto the tunic as well. The final touch will be to sew a cape onto the shoulders of the tunic. My vision is that it will all be one piece (tunic and attached cape), and I have a gorgeous purple peplos that I’m sacrificing to make the cape.

Wish me luck! Today is the last day of school, so from this afternoon on, my kids will be home and working on things secretly will become trickier.

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7 Responses to “Christmas Projects: King’s Costume in Progress”

  • Darby
    December 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    How Majestic!


  • dakini_grl
    December 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I love how, no matter what, you keep the creativity going! Thanks for sharing every single project with us (loved the gift tags)!

    Just want you to know I’m out here, reading every word, and adoring your photos.

    Love you!


  • Kimber
    December 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    What a fantastic project. Asher is sure to love it no doubt! Can’t wait to see the final project.


  • hands follow heart
    December 19, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    It’s looking great! I’m looking forwad to seeing the finished costume, maybe even modeled by Asher? 😉


  • Sara
    December 21, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Thanks, Dakini. We just have to keep keep calm and carry on, right?


  • Sara
    December 21, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Thank you, Luciana. I hope he’ll wear it for a photo—first I have to find some time away from him to finish it! Wish me luck.


  • Sara
    December 21, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Thanks, Kimber. I will post a photo after Christmas.   🙂


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