Today I am participating in Sewing for Kindergarten by Mie from Sewing Like Mad.
Sewing for Kindergarten is a fun little series were we make an outfit for that special little one starting kindergarten. Starting kindergarten is a big deal in this house. We choose not to send our kids to preschool at all so kindergarten is their first experience with school. Below are a few questions that Mie wanted me to answer. It’s been so fun reading through everyone else’s answers.
Do you feel like crying or celebrating? And what about your child? I feel like crying for sure…and do! I love having my kids home with me and it feels so weird when they are not around. My little girl is celebrating all the way. She told me the other day that if I get sad and start missing her then I should look at one of her pictures and I would feel better. So then I asked her what would she do if she started missing me. And her answer was that she does not miss me at all. Ouch! Actually I am very thankful that she feels that way. It means that she is ready and she is just fine without me. Its a huge sense of relief. But I do know that she misses me a tiny bit. The way she yells “Momma” and runs off that school bus each day shows me so.
What type of school (public, private, homeschool) will your child attend?My kids attend public school
For my little kindergartner I wanted to make something comfy and for the cooler weather that will be arriving soon. My girls are all about comfort and anything that can be paired with tights or leggings, so this is the perfect outfit.
For the top I used The Perri Pullover pattern from Cali Faye.
I used a soft sweatshirt fabric that I had in my stash. I sewed up a size 4 even though she wears a 5/6 right now. And as you can see it is still a little big on her. I have sewn the Women’s Perri Pullover Pattern a few times so I knew that the sizing was very generous. The pattern itself is a very easy to follow and a pretty quick sew. I highly recommend it.
For her pants I used the Hosh Pants Pattern from Lou Bee Clothing. This is my fourth time sewing this pattern and I just love it! These pants go together super quick and the sizing is spot on for my kids. The only modification I did to the pants was make them with a ribbed knit waistband.
It is still so hard to believe that she is in kindergarten!