Which suit to choose? In this article you will learn how to dress a daughter with a swallow, what will be required for this and how different the variations of this seemingly simple New Year's costume can be.
The simplest thing will be to take as a basis the already existing things and decorate them so that the image of the swallow is immediately guessed by everyone around. To do this, you can take a white dress, suit or other white things, supplementing them with a mask, mantle or some headdress.
There are many options and it’s very easy to choose the right one: imagine a real swallow or look at photos of ready-made suits on the Internet, and then remember what might suit your home. Surely the child has white things, and after drawing lessons or labor lessons, there is colored paper, glue and other items for creativity, with which you can perform attributes for the image.
We will consider several options for a swallow costume, and which one to choose is up to you and your daughter only.
We do a swallow costume for a girl with our own hands
What will be needed for sewing
Depending on what you will be sewing, a dress or a separate suit with pants and a turtleneck, you will need a pattern suitable for this thing, fabric, scissors and a needle. You should not take complicated things, especially if you have little experience in the field of sewing. So there is a good chance of making a mistake and spending too much time. Things can be left monophonic, and the emphasis is on attributes.
For a mask and other elements you will need colored paper, glue and any decorative elements found in the house: feathers, rhinestones and others.
If you take ready-made clothes, then make sure that she is not a little girl and that she will not be hot.
IMPORTANT! White color is very sensitive to spots - be prepared for the fact that after the holiday a new turtleneck may no longer be the same snow-white. Therefore, choose those things that you can definitely bring back in proper shape or those that can be sacrificed for the sake of the holiday.
Mantle with a tail and swallow wings
In order not to attach wings separately, you can process the edges of the sleeves in the form of a fringe, so that they resemble feathers. And the mantle itself needs to be narrowed towards the end and with the help of slightly wider notches to form a “tail”.
For the mantle, it is better to choose the most lightweight fabric that will not hang on the girl’s shoulders with a heavy load. Flying silk or chiffon will be the best choice.
We make a hat
If you are going to make a mask, then the headgear should be as simple as possible, preferably monophonic, black. In the opposite case, there is such an option: to make a swallow’s head out of cardboard with a beak. It will be a not very wide rim, a pattern and a beak glued to it. This method is suitable for mothers who can draw and love to do it.
It is also easy to make a mask. To do this, you will need:
- swallow pattern;
It is important that the girl can fully navigate in space with the mask on her face and it is comfortable for her to breathe.
Instead of a mask, it is easy to carry out a small beak on an elastic band. It is made either from black and colored paper, or from plain paper and then painted.
Now you know how to make a full-fledged costume of a swallow on your own, using improvised means and involving a child in the process. In this way, the girl will look unusual and beautiful, so she will remember the New Year as one of the best holidays!