Cleopatra Costume

Monday, November 2, 2015

 Avery has been studying the history of Egypt in school this year, so Cleopatra was a natural fit for a costume. As it turns out, a large percentage of the girls in her class all thought the same thing. Thankfully, I can safely say Avery's Cleopatra costume is completely unique!

The dress is pattern C from this Japanese sewing book "Girl's Going Out Clothes" in the largest size. I lengthen the pattern and added the skirt overlay. The fabric is from Hobby Lobby and the ribbon trim is by Patty Young.

 I think the makeup was Avery's favorite part! We found all of her accessories at Walmart.

I wanted to be sure to include a picture of the ribbon bodice without the necklaces. This is a very simple to sew pattern. I had to make a couple of changes since I was using ribbon instead of the bias trim as instructed. There is also a top version and sleeves provided in the book. Speaking of sleeves the arm hole ran a little large in our case.  

We went to a local park with a pond to try to visualize Cleopatra standing next to the Nile. It's a stretch, but we made the most of it!
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