I can’t believe that school starts next week! Not only that, but this year I will have two kids in school. Romeo is pretty easy to dress for school. Jeans, polo shirt, hoodie, with or without a heavy winter coat depending on the weather. It seems to be pretty much the default look for the boys at his school, and overall, keeps them looking decent most of the time. The elementary school girls, on the other hand, don’t always look so put-together. I think its a combo of the cheapness of available clothing, so that within a few months after school starts, the glitter is falling off shoes and shirts and the leggings are fading/sagging, and that girls just have so many options that it is much harder for them to grab at random and look like they totally pulled together an outfit.
I can’t necessarily help her with coordinating her clothes, but I can give her some things that won’t fall apart right away. In line with the Me-Made pledges so popular among sewists, I’m calling this “The Mommy-Made Project.”
First up is a late summer bohemian look. The fabric is a cotton or cotton-blend that has a better feel than most quilting cottons, but was found on a clearance table, so it was cheap. The pattern is McCall 6530 and the kerchief is included in the pattern. I’m rather doubtful they will allow the kerchief in school. I’m guessing that all head-scarves are banned, not just the gangsta ones (wouldn’t want to discriminate)