The last event on the school calendar was the carol service and Nativity play which is preformed by the Grade 1's and 2's. Last year Maya was a snake and you can see the costume here.
I was a bit surprised when the letter came home saying Maya needed a costume to be Mary. Maya thought she was going to be a narrator!
The Mary costume came together very quickly with fabric from my stash. For the dress I lengthened the Ayashe blouse pattern and made it with blue lawn that I had bought at a Spotlight sale for about a dollar a metre last year sometime. This time I made the pattern with no trouble at all and it came together very quickly. The scarf was a piece of rayon that I simply sewed a rolled hem on my overlocker that was held in place with a hairband.
Maya did a great job! She isn't the natural performer and its a bit tricky for 7 year olds to sit up front of the Church service. I will donate the outfit back to the school so any future Mary's can have the option of wearing it if they like. Sewing a costume at the last minute is not the easiest.