I have embraced the school uniform. I even have a pinterest board devoted to making them in a pretty fashion.
My children attend a very good area school which recommended uniforms are pale blue tops, navy or grey bottoms, a school tunic in micro houndstooth and a winter skirt in a grey/blue plaid.
As it is not a private school the uniform cannot actually be enforced so denim shorts and skinny jeans often are seen in the playground.
Therefore, I have no guilt in making my children slightly more stylish versions.
Liddy has been wearing the Jumprope dress as a school tunic for several years.
No one has commented in the negative.
The Twins have often lamented their tunics (the school issue pattern), but as I had made five, they had to wear them.
They have finally grown out of them.......
And Zara spotted this pattern.
I didn't take much convincing.
Isn't it sweet?
I snuck some precious City Weekend in for the facings.
The collar stand is slightly over sized and sits beautifully away from the neck.
The sleeves have just the right amount of puff to be pretty but not twee.
Did I mention the beautiful back?
Look at that bow!
I considered leaving it off but Jed said not to.
Its the only thing I am nervous about.
The only hiccup was the waist was a bit firm.
However, with some tricky buttonhole placement, it is wearable-just!
I have another, partially made, and by adding a cm to the waist seams it fits nicely with just enough ease.
So, what do you think?
Isn't it divine?
Its the first time Elsa has ever been in a hurry to get back to school.
Sigh, I used to have a waist.....