Tuesday, October 10, 2006

ComPLEATly imPRESSive uniform


Which is sillier, Julia's pose or my ongoing quest for ironing perfection?

14 Comments:

Blogger J said...

Adorable. Very interesting blog - welcome to the UK :)

11:29 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

I'm very imPRESSed. I can't believe that you tackled those pleats! Yikes! And, does she wear this uniform every day? Do they change into play clothes for recess? I can't even imagine. She seems to be enjoying it though :)

And, PS, I think I recognize those shelves in the background as vintage Ikea. ;)

12:00 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Thanks, J, and welcome to my blog!

Steph, they wear their gym clothes to school the 2 days a week that they have gym (tracksuits and trainers -- otherwise known as sweats and sneakers!). All other days, it's this kind of pinafore (or "pinnie") or a pair of trousers (which of course I've never seen a single little girl wearing) and a blouse, plus a sweater if it's cold. Julia complains that it's a real pain to use the slide in a pleated skirt, but otherwise seems happy with the uniform. Me, I'd be a much bigger fan of something perma-press and unpleated!

(Oh, and yes, vintage Ikea... thanks for noticing!)

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rebecca, I've some unsolicited advice. Screw the ironing. Say 'hi' to everyone you encounter walking down the street. Wear bright clothes, and throw a pink ribbon on Julia's hair. Walk in the rain without an umbrella.

Shake 'em up a bit over there -- you, and they, will be all the better for it.

;-)

12:20 PM  
Blogger Gretchen C. said...

What Kristy said! With lots of good tea. Julia is a beauty, and I'm totally jealous of your house and of your adventure. Love you loads, kiddo.

12:42 PM  
Blogger Tenille said...

Could that uniform be any more adorable? I'm so sorry that you have the reality of dealing with it, but I'm dying of the cuteness right now.

Oh, and LOVE the furniture! ;)

1:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

She is just too cute. And, I have to confess, I think the uniform is, too. Though if it were on my child, I can almost guarantee there would be no ironing. Then again, if I really wanted to be invited back to the mother's group...maybe I'd do the same...(*grin*).

The house/flat is gorgeous, by the way!

1:51 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

I agree with Kristy on all but "screw the ironing". Been there with the uniforms, pleats, posh school, hate to iron (and tried to get daughters to iron). Kristy, you have no idea just how bad those uniforms look when they've been rolled into a ball and stuffed -- wherever a child might stuff them. You have no idea just how bad and poor trash a child in non-ironed pleated uniform can look.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

Oh yes!!!! -- Julia looks absolutely adorable.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Julia = adorable
Uniform = nice pleats!
Ikea shelf = wahoo! (I noticed it too, heehee.)

Great job on the ironing. I'll admit I would be ironing the damn thing too and grumbling every minute.

4:30 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Julia is adorable. :) Sorry about the ironing nightmare, but the uniform is really cute.

9:19 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...

She looks adorable in that uniform :) But I would never, ever be able to pull off that ironing job. Not in a million years. You are clearly a better mom than I!

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a cutie! I think I would go insane with all those pleats.

3:46 AM  
Anonymous holly said...

I work very hard at avoiding all ironing! As a child, I wore a school uniform much like that and my mom always pinned the pleats together with clothes pins each night and hung it in the bathroom for the shower steam to work magic. Give it a try and I hope it works for you! Julia looks so cute and I can't wait to see my Katie in a school uniform!;)

8:50 PM  

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