Our school has a school uniform policy.
But it can be tweaked
Liddy's was turning 11 and requested a new school uniform as the sewn portion of her gift.
This coincided with me being given a huge stash of sewing stuffs which included 5+ metres of pale blue pique knit!
She loves her Music Class shirt but was after a summery version and she wanted some navy bottoms that would suit active play.
We both liked the look of the Lunchbox culottes
As Liddy is quite broad across the shoulders, I made her a size 12 in the blouse and added an extra 2 inches to the hem.
I used a double row of topstitching to encourage the seams to sit nicely and to play up the 'sports wear' feel.
I chose the gathering method at the back yoke rather then the pin tucks.
I initially sewed the tuck into the sleeve cap but it wasn't working with the bulky nature of the knit, so I gathered it.
In hindsight I think I could have just eased it to fit.
As Lidia is so slim, I cut the size 8 in the culottes with the length of a size 12.
The medium weight stable cotton/poly knit worked very well. Just a nice amount of drape and no ironing required!
The culottes are a good sew. Neat flat front waist and pockets that sit beautifully.
You could slip some sneaky Liberty in there.
I still had to pull the elastic quite tightly in the size 8. I would say these had a generous fit.
A very sweet, easy care sneaky school uniform.
Neat and tidy untucked
Very neat and tidy!