Wednesday, 11 June 2014

New School Uniform


Phew, am I glad I have got all this done! It feels like I started tracing and cutting out all the uniform patterns weeks ago. I had to pull everything out and trace larger sizes. A few evenings spend doing that in front of the telly meant that I got the bulk of it done easily.

My list consisted of:
New Blouse x 2 (O + S Music Class)
Summer Dress x 2 (O+ S Jump rope)
Skirts x 3/4 (Music Class and Badminton)

As lists go I didn't do badly. Last years Jump Rope still fit her so I only made one more and a trip around Sainsbury's yielded a 3 pack of polo shirts so I only made one more blouse.


Not 100% happy with the collar on my blouse but the one on my Jump Rope dress went on much smoother thanks to some divine intervention from Nicoles tute


This is made up with a lightweight seersucker. I haven't made this view before and I swopped the long sleeves for the short ones seeing as it is warm now.


I made four skirts in the end, 2 Music Class and 2 Badminton Skorts. The MC ones are really a touch too short on her (Daddy was not impressed). The Badminton ones had an inch extra length added on so will see her through for a while. One of those was finished up yesterday and so wasn't ready for the line up.


I have used the Music Class pattern for school skirts before and love how smart they look with the little side pleats and hidden pocket (perfect for tissues). The Badminton pattern is new (to me) and I am bowled over by how clever the construction is. The shorts underneath are perfect for keeping them decent while cartwheeling in the summer months and hopefully will provide some extra warmth during the winter.


Plus the scallops are pretty cute and you get to add some sneaky detail with the facing. I dug through my scrap tub and chose some bright pieces. The other skirt is lined with red and white quilting cotton.


Here is the underside of the skirt to show off those clever shorts. They are a really comfy fit, I can see why some of you have made them as shorts on their own.


For now, I am done with all the uniforms. I shouldn't have to sew anything else before she goes back in September. Not clothes related anyway, I foresee a new bag as hers is looking a bit tired now.

10 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful. I love view b with the short sleeve. I wish I had done that with my daughter's.

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to making this view with long sleeves for winter.

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  2. Well done. It's all lovely sewing.

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    1. Thanks Shelley. Now on to something more fun!

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  3. Its absolutely perfect (thank you for the compliment)
    The Music Class skirt is on the short side, I think, but my girls tend to wear stocking so its not so noticeable

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    1. Yes, she wore her old ones through the winter and they were perfect. We keep getting a flash of knickers with these ones now its summer!

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  4. My daughter may go to "transitional kindergarten" in the public school this fall. I won't know until like August if she gets in or not. If she does I will have to sew furiously like this! I haven't made the Badminton skirt....I'm going to definitely give it atry! Great job on the uniforms!

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    1. Thank you. The last couple of skirts were a drag but once they are all side by side in her wardrobe I have to smile.

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  5. Great uniforms! √Člodie is starting school in September but I don't know if I've got the dedication to make her uniform!

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    1. Once I crack polo shirts, I will be very happy. She prefers those to blouses.

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