Thursday, September 6, 2018

Living In Your Imagination: School Spirit Wear for Kids

I've always imagined that School Spirit Wear clothing
 should be more FUN and COLORFUL just like the fantastic clothing in Willy Wonka !

Every year at school it's the same navy, black, or grey t-shirt or sweatshirt with a vinyl cut-out of your school mascot.
So using the inspirational challenge of Project Run and Play, Season 17, I tried to re-imagine the 
School Spirit Wear Outfit.  
Bears have claws like this 

So, I did a little research and found this fabric on Spoonflower.
Since the school colors are orange and medium blue.... this was perfect and so colorful!
So I had the fabric printing on a cotton knit.

I paired it with a medium blue 
scuba fabric to create this 
leggings topper.

My finished lined wrap-around legging topper.

It fastens with snap tape. The pockets and the finishing band at the top of the skirt are made from scuba cloth.   Scuba fabric is the fashion version of neoprene, the skin-tight fabric used by scuba divers. Scuba is a double-knit fabric, usually made of Polyester mixed with either Lycra or Spandex. It doesn't ravel so the edges of the pocket are a raw edge. 
This skirt rides below the waistline at the top of the hips and is meant to be worn with leggings.  It can be worn with either white or medium blue leggings.   

Where is the pullover mesh top from?  Well, it was purchased at a recent sale at Gymboree, for a price lower than I could buy the fabric.  So, I removed the original white pocket and cut out a kangaroo pocket with the paws fabric.  I finished the edges and 
top-stitched it onto the purchased pullover. 
 Since it is a mesh fabric, 
a medium blue t-shirt is worn under the top.
Lastly, we added some 
silver Converse shoes and white or blue leggings
and they are ready to go.

School Spirit Wear
Living in Your Imagination! 

W A I T !!!!
Not 1, but 3 outfits were made.

There is nothing like you and your two best friends showing your school spirit 
walking down those middle school halls
t o g e t h e r !! 



  1. Awwww! Love that they all get matching outfits! AND they all get to be their own little unique band! Love all the details!

    1. I hope my granddaughter's days at Middle School are filled with fun, learning, and wonderful memories with her friends.

  2. I love the skirt idea so much, and the triple threat is sooo cute!

    1. I heard them planning about their first day wearing the spirit wear at school... "Let's meet at the water fountain at the top of the stairs. Then we will all walk down together."


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