Saturday, April 16, 2011

Selena’s Costume


I had been so stumped as to how to make Selena’s costume for her play. I finally got an idea off a site here on the Internet, sorry I didn’t bookmark it and couldn’t find it to link it to this post.


  1. Material, (I used a queen size sheet)
  2. Velcro

First I folded the sheet in half and cut a hole for Selena’s head to go through. I then had her lay down on the sheet and traced around her body, leaving a lot of extra fabric for the arms and body. It really looked like a large angel since I had her hold her arms straight out to the sides. I cut this out and using the velcro I made a quick seam for each sleeve. We then put it on and having her stand on the chair I cut it to length. We made a belt using the fabric, which I used to tie around her waist over lapping the excess material on either side to make it appear as if there were a seam down each side too. I then cut a rectangle out of the left over material, and another belt like strip for her head covering. Again I used just a little bit of velcro, to hold the head band together in the back.

100_4690 One more picture of Selena saying her last line while waving bye to Jesus. I must admit I am pretty proud of myself for doing all of this minus a sewing machine. Hint, Hint to Papa, please buy me a sewing machine this year…PLEASE!!

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  1. She is so adorable. You did a great job!!

  2. It looks great! I love her outfit

  3. How cute! She totally looks the part. You did a great job without a sewing machine.

  4. The costume is great. That will be fine about yor geography post on Wednesday, thanks.

  5. Gorgeous and well done to you.

  6. She looks adorable! I have to admit that I never learned how to sew so if I do it's always using similar methods. Hope you get that sewing machine soon! :)