alright so not the most exciting sewing ever, but something i’ve been wanting to make for months now and something she actually NEEDS, so it’s pretty satisfying. and that’s what kid’s clothes week is all about, amirite?
Em grew out of her uniform pants (and hates wearing them anyway). so even though there’s not much school left, she still needed more options as the weather warms up. i figured this Oliver + S 2+2 Skirt should get her through the rest of the year (and start her off for next too, probably). it’s a 3T with 1″ in added length.
i didn’t do the button loop and instead added a buttonhole on the waistband – i THINK that’s how the “real” uniform skirts close, and i’m supposed to copy them the best i can as you’ll recall. the fabric is from the uniform company; it’s weird polyester that frays like crazy and doesn’t wrinkle but when you DO iron it into pleats, it stays like that through washing. so bizarre.
matching plaids is something i just sort of guess at, but i’m pretty sure my mediocre skills still trump the store-bought ones, so any plaid-match imperfections actually make it look LESS homemade if you can believe that.
i just love it with knee highs and a peter pan blouse.
but it was too chilly this morning for coat-less photos. sorry, Em!
quickest photoshoot ever. seriously, like less than a minute.
i’m feeling a bit sickish, so i think i need to hit the hay early and hopefully make up for my slacking tomorrow (i finished this skirt at 1am last night, probably not the best idea). anyway…happy sewing, everyone!