I have read once that kids tend to get taller at a pretty steady pace, growing about 2.5 inches each year. Perhaps the reason that I have no choice but to buy them a new pair of school uniforms each year. Sadly for the Second Son, he gets the hand-me-down uniform. Same with the third boy of the family.
Though we aren’t obliged to buy from the school, still other parents are pushed to purchase the school’s own heavily branded uniforms. That was my case when my Firstborn started Grade 7 at his new school. I learned my lesson so last year, I just bought some fabric and asked a dressmaker to sew them for my son. Though they all fit perfectly and could last for years, my Firstborn outgrew them. He needs a new set again.
When I compared the cost of the uniform brought from the school and the set made by our dressmaker, it seems the later is more expensive. Though I must say the quality is far better.
This school year though, I decided to buy ready-made uniforms. I have come to know a brand that offers quality minus the steep price. We headed to our now favorite department store and bought a few set of uniforms.