I should have been working on finishing Valentines last week, but instead I spent several days making14 costumes for my daughters girl scout troop! They are participating in an International Food/Dance fair. Their assigned country is Madagascar. After researching, I discovered that the traditional dress in Madagascar is a lambda. It's a tube of fabric they wear around them, usually with a shirt underneath, and another tube of fabric for their heads. I took all of the descriptions and here is my interpretation :-)
I LOVE the batik fabric I found. It was tough finding enough fabric to have all 14 matching. I also did a matching sarong and head scarf for the troop leader. So fun. The event isn't until next month but we wanted the girls to help make them, so I had the outfit ready and the girls helped feed their elastic through the casing. I sewed it together and finished it. They also made adorable wooden bead necklaces as part of their outfits.
Now they just have to finish learning their dance! Fun times!!