|From Burda's January 2010 issue, costume 151|
Here in the UK, nativity plays are the norm at all state schools. So basically 95% of all primary school children will be in a nativity pay this December, and there is a whole cultural thing about pushing your child forward and trying to get them to stand out.
Some parent's decided that with such short notice white leggings and a white t-shirt would have to do. I decided no way to that! How could I let my little one down, when I have a sewing machine? Isn't dropping everything to make an angel costume what good moms do? I felt like she really deserved it too because she feels ugly. Ugly because she doesn't have yellow hair! We live in area where most of the children are ethnically English, so the majority of young children have blond hair. My DD2, has brown hair, brown eyes and olive skin. She does not feel pretty and has asked for a yellow wig for Xmas!?! In the long run she is lucky, most white teenagers here are devoted to finding ways to turn their skin caramel, and most of her blond friends will go mousey brown by the time they grow up anyway. But, for now, I think she needs a pretty dress.
Sewing costumes is so much fun! Mistakes don't matter, the finish can be ghastly, and all but the most heinous errors are irrelevant. If only all sewing were so carefree! Now back to my leather top.