Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sneaky

Tildy starts full-time school this year.
Sob!

School dresses are required.
 So, I decided a couple of Jump-rope dresses would be the go.
First up, I made view B.
This dress has such sweet sweet details.
What about this dear little button tab?
And the front placket.
Who doesn't feel like a Rockstar after completing that placket?
As the school uniform fabric is a bit unaspiring I 'sneaked' in a wee bit of Liberty.
Shhhhhh
(Unfortunately, the nasty poly/cotton shrank and the Liberty didn't so the collar ending up with some edge 'peepage' 
I sort of like it, its like teeny tiny piping.
At Zara's suggestion I added a webbing tab for school badges to be pinned to.
(Our school is tiny and my children are joiners)

I am currently working on a view A
Through my tears.....

xx N


18 comments:

  1. cute! you should feel like a rock star! That placket is sweet! And I love the idea about the twill tape for the name badge - much sturdier.

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    1. Thank you Kristin.
      I thought Zara was really clever coming up with that one. She said the badges flip down on her dresses and some of her polo tops have ripped.

      Hugo, Zara and Lidia are House Captains this year, and the older four have all applied for the Student Representative Council (and as our school is tiny there is a fair chance they will get in).
      It didn't seem too presumptuous to apply the twill tape.
      xx N

      PS Yup, that placket is a Rockstar moment!

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  2. Oh me too Nicole. Trying to stay brave! That jump rope uniform is divine though.

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    1. I have loved school hols V, I dread sending them all back.
      And five lunch boxes to pack!!!!!

      I will be thinking of you too
      xx N

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  3. boo hoo :'o( but gorgeous liberty sneaky

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  4. Aww... big hugs to you! She will always be your 'baby' though. And she'll be wearing mama-made love :)

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    1. Thats what I am thinking, I hope she feels very loved all day.
      I will miss her Jane.
      xx N

      PS I waved at your shop as we went past at 7 pm, I so want to call in.

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  5. I love the 'peepage' of the Liberty! Your children always have the nicest uniforms even if they are uninspiring to sew.:)

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    1. Thank you Cindy, its so sad to realise that just don't need that many pretty things anymore.
      Not that the Twins agree......
      xx N

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  6. She will look adorable- I just love your creative sewing:))

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  7. Such a sweet dress. It doesn't even look like a uniform (to me, anyway.)

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    1. Thank you Joy, hopefully is still passes.
      xx N

      (Mind you, the senior girls wear cut off denim shorts so I think we will be fine)

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  8. So adorable, peepage and all! Love those liberty facings. Hey, you gotta keep the seamstress entertained, right?

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    1. If you must have peepage it may as well be Liberty-right?
      Thank you Inder, very bitter -sweet happening here.
      xx N

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  9. I love the addition of the liberty! It should be compulsory for all school uniforms.

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    1. Ohhh, Karyn, wouldn't that be loverly?
      xx N

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