General Sewing, again

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My son, wife, & daughter were here at the house yesterday on their day to  
visit.  The last couple of Sat. GD has been looking nice, wearing some of  
the RTW outfits I  got for school that will start on the 19th.  Public  
school here has started to enforce a dress code for middle school where  
shorts length must be down to the knees,  and pants must be up to the waist  
and not have holes in them.  Also, no revealing shirts, or lace shirts.  
Looks like her mom and I are going to be hemming long pants for a few weeks.  
In the meantime, I have been cutting a couple of my older towels and making  
wash cloths for myself.  There seems to always be a lot of general mending  
to do!  All this takes a LOT of time, plus I am still working at getting the  
sewing room a little straighter, restacking mounds of cloth and giving some  
away to a group of friends who also sew and quilt..  Hope all of you are  
able to catch up on all the sewing!
Barbara in SC  



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On Sunday, August 4, 2013 2:51:43 AM UTC-5, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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First half day of school started here Thursday, August 1, first full day will be Monday, the 5th.  Middle and senior high schools here have dress codes and have had for the last 6 or 7 years.

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"ItsJoanNotJoann"  wrote in message  

On Sunday, August 4, 2013 2:51:43 AM UTC-5, Bobbie Sews More wrote:
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First half day of school started here Thursday, August 1, first full day  
will be Monday, the 5th.  Middle and senior high schools here have dress  
codes and have had for the last 6 or 7 years.

Yes, many school districts in the state of TX have dress codes, some more  
stricter than others.  Some even try to make the teachers dress in a certain  
way, not really a dress code, but close.  I know because I worked in one of  
the schools.
Emily  


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I've been watching the weather map of the US and I'm glad we will be in the  
upper 80's for the next few days.  Some of the SC counties have had dress  
codes in the past, but I don't know how well they follow up on them.  It  
could be that this meeting on the 8th for middle school is mostly for new  
students so they will know how to dress for school for the next few years,  
or be sent home to change clothes..  I understand from my DIL the elementary  
school students did not always dress as they should...
Barbara in hot 85 degree SC  



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On 8/5/2013 9:36 AM, CypSew wrote:
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When I was in school, girls could not wear pants of any kind.  In the  
dead of winter, we sometimes put on slacks under our dresses for travel,  
then took them off at school.  Of course, there were strict limits on  
the length of our skirts.  They had to touch the ground when we knelt.  
Women teachers had to quit when pregnant.  In some districts, they had  
to quit if they got married.  My second husband remembers that he was  
corrected by his principal for not wearing a belt with his slacks when  
he was teaching middle school.  I think that was when "San-sa-belt"  
trousers were introduced.

So it sort of tickles me to hear kids complain about dress codes.  Their  
heads would have exploded.
--  
Joanne
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On 06/08/2013 01:36, Pogonip wrote:> On 8/5/2013 9:36 AM, CypSew wrote:
 >> Yes, many school districts in the state of TX have dress codes, some
 >> more stricter than others.  Some even try to make the teachers dress in
 >> a certain way, not really a dress code, but close.  I know because I
 >> worked in one of the schools.
 >> Emily
 >
 > When I was in school, girls could not wear pants of any kind.  In the
 > dead of winter, we sometimes put on slacks under our dresses for travel,
 > then took them off at school.  Of course, there were strict limits on
 > the length of our skirts.  They had to touch the ground when we knelt.
 > Women teachers had to quit when pregnant.  In some districts, they had
 > to quit if they got married.  My second husband remembers that he was
 > corrected by his principal for not wearing a belt with his slacks when
 > he was teaching middle school.  I think that was when "San-sa-belt"
 > trousers were introduced.
 >
 > So it sort of tickles me to hear kids complain about dress codes.  Their
 > heads would have exploded.

Over here in the UK school uniforms are still the norm.
http://www.brgs.org.uk/appearance--uniform3/3002.html
My boys in their uniforms:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lizzyastro/6839281688/
The trousers are a little long because it was the fist day of the school  
year - DS2 was just starting senior school.  For the girls skirts are  
still supposed to touch the ground when kneeling, but waistbands seem to  
magically roll themselves up.

Sixth forms (last 2 years of senior/high school, 17 & 18 yo) sometimes  
have more relaxed dress codes - we had to be decent, but jeans &  
sweatshirts were fine.

Lizzy

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I wondered about that "no holes in the pants" bit and then remembered seeing  
pants with holes for sale in the stores.  Good grief. Madness.  Polly  


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A lot of the kids LOVE to wear the pants for sale that have a LOT of holes  
in them!  I would NEVER have worn anything like this!
Barbara in WET SC  



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