Saturday, 28 September 2013

Diamond Jubilee Jubilations! Fancy dress sewing projects fit for a Queen!

This week our school celebrated its Diamond Jubilee. Built in 1953 our school enjoys the same Jubilee as Queenie herself. We had a bonkers week of activities for the children from Reception to Year 6, from a street party, marching band, the coronation of King and Queen of the school, a museum created by the children and staff documenting the schools life through the decades as well as special visitors such as artist Jon Hicks, jive dance lessons and so much more!

My job in the proceedings, besides teaching my little year 2s of course, was to stitch capes for the King and Queen, and sashes for the assorted lords and ladies.


My job in the proceedings, besides teaching my little year 2s of course, was to stitch capes for the King and Queen, and sashes for the assorted lords and ladies. And so, here are the campest capes in town! Made from only the most tasteful of red poly-satin (kids don't do subtle) the kids looks so sweet in their outfits. They even made it into the museum afterwards! The trickiest part of this project was that when I was sewing them, the King and Queen's identities was as of yet unknown and could have been anywhere between the tiniest 5 year old and the tallest 11 year old. I went for something in the middle with an adjustable bow tie at the neck. Thankfully the king was 7 and the queen 10, so they fit like a dream!







Hope you like! I am now in the mood for some fancy dress stitchery. 
Thanks for reading and happy sewing!

Aaaannddd we made the front page of the Rich and Twick times!