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Sewing School Clothes


Do you buy  or sew your kid’s school clothes?

Or like me, do a little of both.

For me, sewing clothes for school seems like a right of passage.

And when you have little pip squeaks of girls like mine, it makes it easier to have clothes that actually fit when they are custom made.
Ever on the look out for patterns that are comfortable, easy to make, and inexpensive, I was thrilled to find the free yoga skirt pattern on Sew, Mama, Sew from Modkid.

It was the perfect pattern to use the new and wonderful stretch knit fabrics from Michael Miller that I had seen at one of my favorite quilt shops, Broadbents in Lehi.

This skirt is quick and easy….  perfect for play or school….

and can be worn with leggings, once the weather turns cool.

My to do list for school is getting shorter and shorter… and the kids at least are getting more and more excited.

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5 Responses to “Sewing School Clothes”

  • brenda:

    I love your blog! So awesome to see other moms sewing clothes for their kids. I think it’s a lost art! Love the skirts and the beautiful fabrics!

  • So cute! I’m learning how to sew now. Maybe I’ll get the hang of it by the time I have kids.

  • Erin B:

    Calli! We’ll have to make sure the girls wear their skirts on the same day! Brooke and I bought the same fabric, different pattern at Broadbents to make a back to school skirt!

  • Stephanie:

    I just bought some of the Michael Miller print knits. It said on the label, plan on 20% shrinkage. Did you preshrink your fabric? I would hate to guess on how much it would shrink before I made it. Thanks!

    • Calli:

      Hi Stephanie, YES, I did prewash. And yes it did shrink quite a bit. I think it shrunk about 4″ to a yard. The good news is, it did wash up wonderfully and kept a nice shape, so much so that I almost didn’t need to press it before I started to cut and sew. I loved working with the fabric. Good luck, Calli

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