Sewing for Kindergarten-Hopscotch skirt & shirt

ย I sew for my kids pretty much year round, so pretty much: constantly. We all know this by now, hm? But it’s especially exciting to be making some new back-to-school clothes for my little Kindergartener! Sadie is LOVING school so far and she loves wearing her new school clothes, mixed with momma made, of course. (or else…*stern face*)

She is pretty great about loving most of the stuff I make, especially if she gets input. She actually didn’t give any with this outfit, but luckily loved the flowers on the top..hehe! phew. Anyways, I’m excited to show you this new outfit-created for Sewing Like Mad’s Sewing for Kindergarten series! Check it out, she’s got a lot of fun stuff going on, and not only for kinder aged kids!

ย So for my outfit, I made the whole she-bang from the Oliver and S Hopscotch pattern! I sewed up another Hopscotch tee– and finished the skirt I’d had cut out for a few weeks. I always say this, but I LOVE Oliver and S patterns. They force me to really take my time sewing, because the way the pattern directs you to sew; everything always ends up so lovely and professional looking. The top was another fantastic fit-I used this awesome fabric from Girl Charlee-it has amazing drape and is pretty sturdy jersey knit, too which I appreciate. I hate sewing with tissue thin knit.

I did skip the knit interfacing which the pattern suggests-I’ll be honest I was feelin’ a little lazy, plus I’ve never used it before and my tees hold up pretty well. I sewed up a 3T with a 4T length for my skinny minny.

I am in love with the pockets on this skirt! So quirky. They remind me of the pockets I did on my Project Run and Play cardi. The skirt was quite easy to put together, and I did adjust the elastic so that it wasn’t straining the button placket so much, don’t worry.

ย (I know. you were sooo worried)

It was just safety pinned in place during the photo shoot since I hadn’t had a chance to size it on Sadie. I used some buttery soft grey/blue chambray that I can’t remember where I got….I love the color and it was a dream to sew with. I used some creamy white buttons up the front-I think this skirt will get a lot of use! At least, I hope so-it can go with just about anything, and I think it’d be adorable over some colored tights. Sadie has some teal ones…oh the possibilities!

And just in case you think our photo shoots are full of fantastic modeling:

Burst that bubble, right?


  1. That last picture is just sooo funny!
    And my 17year old daughter now wants a skirt like that.
    Still laughing…

  2. adorable adorable adorable! but isn’t everything you post?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Those are some seriously cute pockets.

  4. This is too cute! Love the pockets on the skirt! And what an adorable model!

  5. Hahaha, LOVE that last photo! Oh, those 5 year olds ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thank you again!!!

  6. I am in love with those pockets, too ๐Ÿ™‚ What a lovely outfit. Still giggling after seeing the last pic ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I just snorted tea out my nose! Too funny. Yet she STILL looks pretty.
    I love that skirt as well and especially in a fabric like that one. Great outfit.

  8. Thats really cute. I love those pockets!

  9. Too cute! I’m off to buy that pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. adorable!!! sweet little girl!

  11. this is so cute….where can I find the skrit pattern?

  12. I love the simplicity of the skirt with those awesome pockets, and the top looks incredibly comfortable. =) I love the third photo… Sadie is adorable! =)

  13. I just want to squeeze her, what a little silly pants. This outfit is so great! I give Em a lot of input too, but sometimes it’s nice just to MAKE them something and hope they like it. And heck, you’ve got two others to try it out on if Miss Sadie doesn’t go for it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. I LOVE outtakes….. And that skirt is ah-mazing!! We’ve got that pattern in our stash, and neeeeeeeedddd to sew it. SOON!

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