How Do You Make A Chiton Out Of A Bed Sheet?
Make sure that the bed sheet length-wise is held in your left and right hands (see image below). You might need to sew it shorter if it drags too much, or simply fold it over.
- Fasten the sheet corner in your left hand over your right shoulder with a clasp or safety pin.
- Pin the drooping sheet that fell to your left side over your left shoulder.
- Adjust the length to make the neck drop to your taste.
- Tie a rope or belt around the waist.
It’s easy, especially if you’re using a Doric Chiton style, as illustrated below:
People in ancient Greece wore large pieces of cloth folded into a garment called a chiton that was similar to the Roman toga. A chiton is an easy and cheap costume to make. Pin a bed sheet around you and step into a pair of sandals to show your friends how to wear this simple but classic costume. Step 1 Make an even 12-inch fold across the top of the fabric. You can make the fold longer or shorter, depending on your taste. Step 2 Fold the the width of the sheet in half, keeping the top folded. Next, use a safety pin to fasten one side of the sheet, front to back over one of your shoulders. (Use a fancy brooch if you prefer.) You may need someone to help pin the shoulders. Step 3 Hold the front and back of the other side of the sheet together and pin over your shoulder. Fasten the bed sheet a couple of inches toward the middle of the fold to make the neckline higher. Step 4 Wrap one side of the open edge over the other to close the chiton. Tie a decorative cord, belt or chain around you