How to Make Swedish Costumes for Children

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How to Make Swedish Costumes for Children
A Swedish costume is easy to customise at home. (Sweden image by Fata-Morgana from

Sweden usually reminds us of the countryside and traditional folk customs. Swedish clothes are made out of wool, cotton or silk. A Swedish costume basically consists of a skirt, blouse and an apron. A striped sweater adds a traditional touch. You can add variations and more components based on personal preference. A headdress is worn by married women so you can omit that when making the costume for children.

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Things you need

  • Long skirt
  • White full-sleeved blouse
  • Apron (as long as the skirt)
  • Black stockings
  • Long sleeved striped sweater (optional)

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    Use a striped or plain long skirt for the bottom. Green, blue or black are traditional colours worn by women in Sweden. You can also stitch a long skirt from plain or striped fabric by cutting fabric to the appropriate length and waist size and stitching it along the length.

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    Wear a plain or frilled white blouse for the top. If you do not have a full-sleeved one, wear a short-sleeved white blouse and wear a long sleeved sweater to complete the look.

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    Wear an apron from the waist down, tying it where you wear the skirt. A long apron was worn by women since they completed household tasks all day and an apron protected their clothes. A striped blue, green or red apron adds a traditional folksy touch.

Tips and warnings

  • A silk neck scarf adds a traditional touch.
  • Wear a bodice or a sleeveless vest to add to the custom look.

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