School Uniform Shorts/Burda 9481
I made Bella some school uniform shorts using Burda 9481. We’ve never had to wear uniforms before, but I hear that if you wait til the last minute,all the cute uniforms sell out at the local stores. This is where sewing can come in useful!
It was my first time using a Burda Kids pattern. It has way more size options than usual, which may account for the bigger price tag on the pattern. I like that I’ll be able to use them for quite a while. I used the same fabric as my Bubble Pocket Shorts. But I was tired of looking at these shorts. I knew I wouldn’t get to add any bows or crazy buttons. Plus, when the tornado knocked our power out, I had to look at them for 4 days. They were taunting me.
I thought that the little money pocket (what are those called?) made it look kind of nifty though, for a sea of blandness that is. I even used one of those nifty hook & eye things. If you look closely, you’ll see where I sewed it in, then had to move it over.
I didn’t even try the lapped zipper. Remember my epic fail on Bellas tribal shorts? They ended up with buttons too.
Bella chose the buttons, and she actually likes the shorts really well. But they’re about an inch and a half too big in the waist. Which is why you see them flat, rather than on her. I made a size 10, and I didn’t have her there to measure when I cut it. She’s growing out of most 8’s, so I really thought they’d fit. Bummer!
I was really upset last year when her school changed to the year round cycle. But she ended up getting longer breaks, and she still gets 2 months off in summer. I ended up liking year round school really well.
So I refuse to get upset that we are now set to be a uniformed school. I see the pros and cons, so I’ll just wait to find out how it is before I decide it’s horrible. I do, however, resent the need for school uniforms. In Oklahoma City there is a growing gang problem in schools. I never had to worry about that stuff as a kid.
I love Bella’s elementary, but we are considering private school, charter school, or homeschooling for middle & high school. Public school in our district is absolutely out of the question. I sort of doubt my capabilities as a teacher, but I’m dreading the private school price tag.
I want to ask what you guys think about school uniforms, and also your experiences with public, private, and homeschooling. I’m just asking for thoughts, no judgements on any comments please. Some people are very opinionated about our children & their educations. Which is totally fine! I just won’t have any mom bashing here. I’ve seen some of the “mommy” sites get brutal! Weigh in if you can help me:)