Thursday, January 17, 2013

Simplicity 4927 "Remake for Grandaughters School Uniforms"




Simplicity 4927 with Collars


 My son is a  Baptist Preacher. He moved to another
church this year . His children are attending  a private/
christian school. They are required to wear uniforms.

 Have you ever tried to buy  a  solid royal blue dress with
collars? And with girls who are tall for there ages, thus
requiring a longer length? 

 Well , Maw to the rescue !!    I had this little a-line pattern,
it didn't have collars, but I just added some cute little
peter pan collars. It was "SO PLAIN", it is really hard
for me to sew 'PLAIN" for the grandkids? But
the school requires no  added colors, names,etc. SO,
I did the next best thing, I added a  strip of bias
tape [same royal blue fabric] to the front and made
a blue bow and added to the middle of the band. That
 helped a little.


NOTE:  The picture did not pick up the  bow and band
very well. photo taken in my kitchen last night. We
have been having freezing rain/snow/ice and it is
cold /dark here. eeeK!!![  I added a close up
photo , not very good, sorry]

22 comments:

  1. Those dresses are darling!!!! I love them and I bet the girls will, too!!!

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    1. Thank you Stacy, I put them in the mail to them today..

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  2. They are adorable! Sometimes I think simple clothes bring out the cuteness of kids. :)

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    1. Thank you Dianna..Hope the girls like them.. They told me they were tired of wearing polo shirts with uniform jumpers.. So dresses to the rescue..ha

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  3. They might be PLAIN, but they will be worn every day, with pride. Good on you for whipping these up. Think you might be getting this job every time they grow out of their uniforms...J

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    1. You are right Judith.. I foresee that in my future.lol

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  4. Your dresses are gorgeous Judy, your girls will be the bee's knees in those x

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    1. Thank you my sewing buddy.. [I had forgotten "bee's knees}.. Hugs to you my friend.

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  5. oh, clever grandma...nice job, simple, follows the rules, but interesting. Hey, I had red curtains in my kitchen before we moved ;) D.

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    1. Thank you Deedy.. [I told you Sister.. we are too much alike.. Red curtains and all]..ha

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  6. These dresses are absolutely adorable Judy! They remind me of Madeline!

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    1. Thank you Justine.. Really simple.. [NOt alot you can do with solid blue,ha]

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  7. Darling!! You are a wonderful 'Maw' to make these for them. I can't think of anytime I've found a plain royal blue dress for little girls. They are blessed to have a sewing maw.
    hugs,
    a little bird

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    1. Thank you Little Bird.. I love sewing for all 4 of my grandaughters.. and since they can't find dresses with collars that are either light blue, royal blue, or kachki? Maw to the rescue.. Next time, will do light blue.. No solid kachki dresses.eeeeh..

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  8. P.S. I love the bows - it really added some cuteness to the dresses.

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    1. They needes something badly.. I really, really wanted to embroider something cute on them.. But..no we cant.ha

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  9. Oh, Judy, these are just too precious! You may have found a new vocation! Official seamstress for your granddaughters' school! I'm sure that there are other moms who wished that they could find something this adorable for their daughters. You are such a special grammie!

    I didn't know that your son was a Baptist minister! Now we have another thing in common! My Daniel has his masters in theology and is working on his doctorate. He can pastor a church...but right now is teaching for several seminaries. He has done some guest preaching in several of our local churches here in midcoast Maine.

    I just love it when you share what you've made for your grandchildren!

    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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    1. Thank you Laura, The girls were thrilled over the dresses. One of them said matter of factly," Maw, do you know how sick and tired we are of wearing polo shirts, They look like boys shirts!" ha
      Laura , we have so much in common.. Gary [our son] also got his masters and then got his doctorate . [And the doctorate was long and hard, isnt it?] So proud of both of our boys.That God chose them for this special job.

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    1. Thank you Ellie Rae..They were proud to get them

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  11. So sweet! You pushed the boundaries of uniform! I bet the girls love these dresses!

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    1. thank you Cathe,
      The girls were proud to get something that wasn't a polo shirt.ha

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