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Trenna
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Date: 7/16/08 4:36 AM

I don't see what I'm looking for (pants, skorts)

I'm just sewing something besides curtains for the first time in (ouch let's not count) ... made a few skirts with my nieces and then told one of their mothers I'd be happy to help with the school uniforms ... uh oh ...

She's 11, still straight up and down, long legs, usually a pattern size 10. I'm used to fitting but not zippers or buttonholes.

The school code is "no style", basically. Navy bottoms, no fancy pockets (no cargo shorts), blah blah blah.

I'm particularly interested in very simple skorts and pants. Something with some shape, but without a lot of doodads. I'm sewing on a Singer 301, no zizag or buttonhole foot (though my grandmother can buttonhole and zipper on hers if necessary).

We're in Eugene Oregon -- everything here is super casual, it's cool and wet most of the year, everyone gets muddy, and the family doesn't know whether or not they own an iron.

Recommendations on fabric (needs to be seriously inexpensive, very easy care) would be great too.
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Date: 7/16/08 7:53 AM

I'd start with a French Toast catalog or look online at frenchtoast.com and see what's offered as far as styling and details. Then you can look for patterns. Kwik Sew has some good skirt/top patterns and here is a skortpattern for girls.
sarah in nyc

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Date: 7/16/08 9:03 AM

My super skinny son wore uniforms for several years. He was too skinny for size slim pants. I just jused to copy regular pants that fit him. I bought navy blue cotton twill when ever I found it. I made lots of flat fronted elastic waisted pants with inseam pockets.

I would trace pants that fit and just make them longer. Skirts are even easier to make than pants. You also probably have the jumper option. An elastic waisted skirt is just an easy thing tomake. If the school allows corderoy tht might be a good option for the cooler months ( our school did not allow corderoy.) If you can find a lycra belnd twill that might work as well. I found that good quality cotton twill was ok unironed..although it looked nicer ironed.

if pockets scare you just make patch pockets.

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