Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Well, this was unexpected...

Willow has to wear a school uniform when she starts Kindergarten in August. I was checking her school website last night hoping to find a school supply list when I found a notice saying that the school's clothing policy had changed. This kid is going to need a whole new wardrobe - she is only allowed

- black, dark blue, or beige pants/skirts/jumpers
- all shirts must have a collar (plus a precious few additional colours)
- absolutely no writing or pictures (i.e., logos) on clothes

Now, the logo thing isn't so much of a problem - she doesn't have much in the way of that because I don't like it. However, both of her grandmothers have made her dresser-fulls of clothes... and in a riot of little girl colours and patterns - flowers, pinks, purples, turquoises, butterflies, hearts... all which are pretty much verboten under the dress code. Honestly, in her current wardrobe I can only think of a handful of things that fit the wardrobe (a yellow polo shirt, a red sweater, and a white turtleneck).

So, I guess this means I need to crank out at least a sweater for her to wear to school. It's really too bad - I am working on a beautiful shawl-collared sweater (and that in itself is not a problem) for her right now in a beautiful turquoise and sage green colourway (and that is the problem). I have some dark green Wool-Ease in my stash I can use... off to find a pattern.

6 comments:

Beth said...

I'm always torn on the subject of school uniforms. Bummer that you've already got lots of pretty stuff for her to wear. I never had much growing up so uniforms might have made my life easier.

Woman who knits said...

I went to Catholic school for 14 years (pre-k thru High School). I can't imagine NOT being in a uniform!!!! I bet she'll love to wear all her girly stuff on the weekends!!

Karen said...

I wish they had it for my daughter when she was in school. It would have made life (and shopping) a whole lot easier

tara said...

I was school clothes shopping today and saw unioforms at Old Navy. I wish my girls had to wear a uniform. Good luck.

Bezzie said...

Aw that sucks. Part of the fun of having a girl (I can only imagine!) is having her wear those pretty girl things.
Oof, even when I was getting paid to wear black or gray slacks and a white button down shirt, I hated it. I can't wear gray slacks to this day! ;-)

Nell said...

The only upside to uniforms is no fighting over what she'll wear in the morning. But it is a bummer since she already has so many clothes.