A King’s Costume for The Boy
For The Boy’s Jubilee party at school all the children were asked to dress up as Royalty, and The Boy chose to be a king. He planned his costume himself, and then we went to John Lewis together and he told me what he wanted and I bought it for him. His plan was to make a red silky cape with gold trim and fur around the front, make some blue silky shorts with elasticated legs, buy some long white socks to wear under them, wear a black t-shirt and make a crown. He worked busily for two evenings, enlisting my help when he needed to make the shorts or needed help using the sewing machine, and produced his fantastic costume. I should confess now that I
interfered assisted quite a lot, and we used the pattern I made for his shorts last year to make the ones for the costume. The Boy used a glue gun to attach the gold cord and fur trim to his cape, and used an existing cape from his dressing up box as a template for this one. The crown took a long time to make, and The Boy used pictures of the crown jewels to model his on.
When he walked into class on Thursday morning in his costume he received a spontaneous round of applause from all his classmates, which made him puff up with pride, and then he won the best crown competition later that day! He is very proud of his costume and is already talking about the next costume he is planning on making.