Sewing For Kindergarten

Sewing For Kindergarten

Hey y’all! If you follow me on Instagram you know I’m making Caroline a handmade fall wardrobe this year. (Make sure you come back next week for the big reveal!) When Mie asked me to be a part of Sewing For Kindergarten I knew it was the perfect opportunity to debut her first handmade outfit! I have to be honest here: my kids wear school uniforms. They don’t have to be a certain brand, but they have strict rules about each piece of clothing. For instance, they can wear polos, dresses, pants and sweaters as long as they are red, blue, white or khaki. They have to be solid colors and they cannot have visible logos.

Sewing For Kindergarten

When I was planning this outfit I decided I would make two out of the three pieces uniform compliant so she can wear them to school. Because really if I’m sewing for kindergarten but she can’t wear it to kindergarten that doesn’t make much sense. The khakis and the cardigan are both “legal” (believe me I have read and re-read the rules 100 times to make sure!) The tiger shirt is my favorite piece in Caroline’s whole Fall Wardrobe so far. (The fabric is Cotton + Steel, BTW.)

Sewing For Kindergarten

Cardigan: Greenpoint Cardigan          Top: Little Zippy         Pants: Tree Climber Pants

Shoes: TOMS Gold Glitter Classic 007013D11-GOLD (afflink)

Is this your first time sending a child to Kindergarten? If not, what number child is this? Nope, she is my third to go to Kindergarten!

Do you feel like crying or celebrating? I’m definitely celebrating! She is going to learn so much this year, and I’m excited to watch her grow.

And what about your child? She is ecstatic to be in school. She started last Wednesday and has had nothing but positive things to say! (It helps that in Montessori there are 3 years per classroom, so she’s been in the same room with the same teacher for 2 years already.)

What type of school (public, private, homeschool) will your child attend? My children go to a Montessori public charter school. It’s a Montessori education but because it’s a charter school it’s FREE! The only downside: it’s 45 minutes away. That’s a loooot of driving.

What was your own first day of school like (if you remember ;-)? I actually missed my first day of Kindergarten because I had the chicken pox! I was so mad. I remember when I finally got there I remember thinking what’s all the fuss about? It’s just like my preschool.

Sewing For Kindergarten


Make sure you go by Sewing Like Mad for more Sewing For Kindergarten. Do you see this line up?? So much talent!


Sewing For Kindergarten

PS: Tomorrow I will have a funny picture and a funny story to go with it, you don’t want to miss this!



8 thoughts on “Sewing For Kindergarten

  1. That is just perfect Alida!! And ugh, all those rules 🙂 But I loved that you embraced the challenge and made her something really nice within the rules. And that tiger top…YES!!!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. Super cute! I can’t wait to see the big reveal. She is sooo lucky to have you as a mom. I wish I could sew my kids uniforms. Oh boy, you should see the pants MisterM has to wear- i die 😉

  3. She is just so cute! And i love your design style! I always feel a bit odd coveting something your toddler or kindergartner is wearing, but i would totally rock this outfit! Can’t wait to see more! You are so talented! and your kids are SO LUCKY!

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