inside: Check out this list of School Uniform/Dress Code Friendly Sewing Patterns for kids. PDF sewing patterns for schools with dress codes or uniforms
First, let me say…. I know school uniforms and/or dress codes can vary SO much from school to school and country to country… BUT, if you are attempting to make hand made clothes for your kids and your school does have a uniform/dress code that doesn’t require shopping at a certain store, this list of patterns may be useful to you. I tried to collect a huge list of versatile, classic patterns that may be able to fit your schools dress code. I would of course love feedback if you have other patterns to this list that have worked for you.
School Uniform Friendly Sewing Patterns –
I will provide the list below by clothing style. Many of the patterns are unisex and so I will start with shirts and pants first as they work for all, and then finish with some dress code friendly skirts and dresses.
The Poppy Polo is the perfect sewing pattern to complete any girl's wardrobe! The Poppy includes options for a top and a tiered dress with short or long sleeves. The sleeves have a sweet, feminine gather at the shoulder. Sew up the Poppy in your favorite print or make it in solids as a school uniform staple.
Classic Oxford Button-Up
Add a touch of class to your kiddo's wardrobe with the Classic Oxford Button-Up! Pattern includes options for short sleeves, long sleeves, and convertible sleeves with a button-tab. Dress it up with a tie or dress it down in a fun print or flannel. The possibilities are endless!
Maria Blouse (pdf) - English
The essential blouse that every girl needs to have in her wardrobe. With several interchangeable options, the Maria blouse will fit perfectly with skirts, pants, leggings, shorts, pinafores, overalls, under a cardigan, etc.
This will be your go-to pattern, to make all year round.
The Skiff Tee is a fun nod to the seaman’s Breton sweaters of France. The basic shape is a wide bateau neckline and slim fit silhouette with straight or vented hems, but there is more to this tee! Use the colorblocked styles to play with stripes, patterns or even sheer knits across the bodice and/or short or long sleeves! The shoulder seam is eliminated on the blocked pieces for a unique yoke style, and there is an optional chest pocket built into the front seam. A separate patch pocket is offered for the plain tee.
Unisex for children’s sizes newborn throu
Swiss Army shirt - New Horizons Designs
The last shirt pattern you’ll ever need! So many options! Muscle tee, crew neck tee, polo, henley, long sleeve, short sleeve, layered sleeve, and military style! And comes in a huge range of sizes! Can be made with a mixture of woven and knits. No serger required! No special tools needed. Comes in sizes 6-12m 12-18m 18-24m 2t 3t 4t 5t 6 7 8 10 12 14 16.
Free Classic Legging Pattern for Girls 18 mths-12 years
Leggings may not be okay as uniform pants, but they are a staple under skirts and dresses in the cooler months. Get the free pattern in size 18m - 12y
Potato Chip Shorts and Pants Pattern Boys Girls 12 months to 9/10 years
Potato Chip Shorts and Pants have everything you love about our popular Potato Chip Skirt pattern – flat front, elastic back, and inset pockets – plus other goodies like back yoke, decorative flap ‘pockets’ and optional half belt and loops for girl’s styles. Two shorts lengths – short inseam (generally for girls, but boys can wear this length too) and at-knee Bermuda inseam (generally for boys, but girls can wear this length too). Plus, full length pants in all sizes from 12 months to 9/10 years.
Arthur Chinos Pants / Shorts (pdf) - English
Classic chino pants or shorts for boys. The design features slanted front pockets, options for different back pockets (welt or patch pockets), darts in the back, belt loops, adjustable waist, button and zip fly, and roll up cuffs for the shorts. size 3-14
Clipper Shorts - A Jennuine Life
The Clipper Shorts are a unisex and versatile short ready for playground or classroom. There are three options for the front: a half placket with a buttoned waistband, a faux placket or no placket with a flat front waistband. Any style can be made with pieced front and back to allow for colorblocking or embellishment details. There are optional front pockets and welt back pockets and two lengths: above the knee Bermuda and mid-thigh Jamaica.
This is a unisex pattern for sizes newborn through 12 years.
The Metropolitan Pants, Capri's & Shorts
The Metropolitan Pants are a structured well fitting pant. They feature a flat front with elastic back waistband, welt pockets and option faux fly. Make them with contrasting fabric for an even more fun look. Also comes in Capri and Shorts length. Great for both boys and girls! Sizes 0-3m 3-6m 6-12m 12-18m 18-24m 2t 3t 4t 5t 6 7 8 10 included.
The Potato Chip Skirt pattern – 12 months to 13/14 years - Tie Dye Diva Patterns
The Potato Chip Skirt … because you won’t be able to stop at just one! Features include a flat front, elastic back, and inset pockets. It’s quick sew and great stashbuster in unlined, lined, or reversible options. Smooth no-seam front and back panels make the perfect canvas for your machine embroidery or appliqué. Pockets can showcase a contrast fabric or be accented with piping (full tutorial for attaching piping is included).
Tally Pleated Skirt and Shorts PDF Sewing Pattern
The Tally Pleated Skirt and Shorts Pattern is are a fun pleated skirt and short with decorative buttons. A simple elastic waistband is located in the back for a customized fit. Great for playing inside or outside and simply add a pair of leggings during the cold months.
This is a pattern for the Bjork skirt.
Fully lined apron style skirt with super cool styling for real versatility.
This wearable design has an easy fit back elasticated waist with invisible hook and bar side fastenings. The large covered buttons positioned on the front splits add to the overall design and could be replaced with an alternative motif or embellishment of your choice.
The removable straps are attached with internal flat buttons which are hidden when the straps are removed.
Make this style in sizes 2Y to 10Y
PDF Sewing Pattern - Pleated Skirt with piping detail - Sizes 6 -12 months to 14 tween
Adorable pleated skirt in so many sizes for girls of all ages.
Vivienne Dress | Girls PDF Sewing Patterns | Frocks & Frolics
Size 1 -12 The Vivienne dress is fitted with princess seam panels at the bodice, flowing into a flattering circle or box pleated slimmer cut skirt. It features a vintage Peter Pan collar, feature tabs with over-sized decorative buttons and closes with an invisible zip at the back. Choose from sleeveless or three quarter length sleeves, knee length, short or peplum length.
Pearlie Dress Everyday Tee Shirt Dress & Peplum Top for Girls PDF Sewing Pattern : Sizes 1 to 12
great for casual day or a more relaxed dress code. Cute dress for play and school.
Gibson Girl Blouse and Dress
That’s my list of sewing patterns for school! What would you add to the list?