Buying school wear is an absolute pain! Children go through clothes constantly, whether scuffed knees on trousers or paint marks, or simply growing out of the clothes. It seems to be a never ending circle. I am a great believer in you get what you pay for and after previously purchasing cheaper pinafores for Liv noticed that the zips broke easily and the stitching also came apart and frayed. This in turn meant I had to yet again buy another pinafore.
With the warmer weather on the horizon it made sense to plump for a cardigan, along with a longer pinafore (I was thinking of longevity) and longer white polo neck ready for the summer.
The pinafore has to be the softest material I have ever felt for a pinafore. It washed so well and kept its shape well. I plumped for an age 5-6 years for Liv meaning that it is slightly longer on her. Due to her great height for her age I have always had to buy a larger size to accommodate her height.
Again, the cardigan is of high quality and washes well, I am amazed at how soft it has remained! Considering the amazing weather we are experiencing at the moment, I am favouring the cardigan over a jumper as it is so much easier for Liv to shed at school. Normally Liv’s school jumpers can dry with a starchy feel to them. The white shirt has also stayed in pristine white condition – I am a stickler for using colour catchers, Vanish etc in my wash. I may even go slightly overboard at times!
I think you will agree from the picture that Liv looks super smart, Trutex have always been a favourite and I even recall wearing their uniform when I was at school… some 14 years ago! I have definitely been impressed with how well the clothing washes and stays in tact, despite Liv generally coming home filthy on a regular basis!
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