Today's "School Girl" look is a Peter Pan collared blouse (you knew there had to be at least one peter pan collar ;) and a stretch denim A-line skirt.
First up is the skirt. Since my daughter is getting a bit older, I made a simple A-line skirt with front and back darts and a back zipper. The stretch denim is from LA at FIDM and it was $3 a yard (I bought 5 yards). I used less than 1/2 yard because it was 60 inches wide, so I still have a TON of stretch denim leftover which is great news.
I did find a great tutorial from Justine HERE for drafting an A-line skirt on your own if you want to make one. (And the great thing about little girls' skirts is that there are no hips to worry about...so it's a easy draft!)
The blouse is a simple peter pan collared blouse with some on-the-bias gingham fabric....that I think gives some great dimension to the shirt. I found this fabric on summer clearance at Hancock Fabrics, and love the look of it. It ended up at about $3.75 per yard and I used exactly a yard to make the shirt.
I really promise I am working on a pattern for this blouse...and even hope to have it graded for you.....it is on the top of the "to do" list. Probably because every little girls NEEDS a blouse like this, don't you agree?
The buttons are vintage buttons that I found in my stash that just happened to match perfectly (which was fate, I tell you....button fate.)
Tights are the same charcoal gray ones from yesterday (Target), belt also from Target (3 neon belts for $10--you'll see one more soon) and the shoes were from last year that luckily still fit (Gap outlet on clearance).