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cotton school blouse for 5 yr old

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tucantwin Fri 26-Jul-13 18:50:08

I have searched the internet and can't find a pure (or mostly pure) cotton shirt for my daughter who is starting reception this September. The ones in M&S start at age 6/7 and are too large for her. Can anyone help?

lljkk Fri 26-Jul-13 19:04:18

I bought some in Sainsbury's years ago. Not polos, proper little blouses.

Periwinkle007 Fri 26-Jul-13 19:14:02

I have to confess I haven't checked the labels - will look when I go upstairs in a minute but I thought my daughter's ones were cotton. We have a mix of short, 3/4 and long sleeve blouses from tesco and sainsburys.

tucantwin Fri 26-Jul-13 19:31:45

thanks for this I will re-check again.

curlew Fri 26-Jul-13 19:34:05

You might be glad of dip dry non iron shirts after a while.......

sparrowfart23 Fri 26-Jul-13 21:09:18

They aren't cheap but there are these - will see if I can hunt anything else out for you.

sparrowfart23 Fri 26-Jul-13 21:29:04

As it happens, M&S do supply pure cotton shirts for reception age, though currently not in stock this may change before September. The boys shirts are in stock, however

cakesaregood Fri 26-Jul-13 22:03:53

The 6-7s aren't actually that big! Also, Curlew is spot on. Unless DD has allergies etc, drip dry, non iron, stain away shirts tick the proud mummy box much more effectively.

It's a long time between September and the 'dress them up for the smart school photo day' that is usually late Oct/nov! (Worth keeping one back for that day if washing schedules allow:-) )

Periwinkle007 Fri 26-Jul-13 22:10:19

sorry - mine are only about 35% cotton

EarlyIntheMorning Sat 27-Jul-13 12:46:33

I need 100& cotton shirts for a 9 YO DS in GREY. Impossible task sad

cakesaregood Sat 27-Jul-13 20:26:28

I have plenty of grey shirts for a 5-6 yo. Its just that they're meant to be white blush

cakesaregood Sat 27-Jul-13 20:28:16

sorry, not helpful... goes to have a quick browse...

sparrowfart23 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:13:11

This lot do shirts in grey - but out of stock at present

sparrowfart23 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:14:14

in size 9 yo that is

EarlyIntheMorning Tue 30-Jul-13 07:12:07

Hi sparrow thanks yes I contacted them ad they'll bring some more in stock in August, I just wish i didn't have to pay so much for each shirt!!

kilmuir Tue 30-Jul-13 09:51:36

what about NEXT?

EarlyIntheMorning Tue 30-Jul-13 10:22:09

Next don't do 100% cotton grey shirts

sparrowfart23 Tue 30-Jul-13 19:46:03

I must admit I would blench at paying that much per shirt (especially since my daughter stained a new school shirt the first time she wore it). I wonder if good results could be obtained by dying a white 100% cotton shirt, as they are easier to get hold of, and in different styles. Would the dye be an irritant once the shirt had been washed? (Am assuming OP wants 100% cotton for reasons of skin sensitivity...)

EarlyIntheMorning Wed 31-Jul-13 07:49:24

Yes, DS has eczema. I did think about dying the shirt but I'm worried about achieving a decent shade and also, the thread is always polyester so the stitching will look white anyway. There was one place I spotted 60% cotton, 40% polyester shirts, that might end up being the best I can do. Problem is the school jumper is the nastiest 100% acrylic you can imagine and my DS shudders from just touching it, so I was hoping to get 100% cotton shirt to cover all his skin underneath the jumper. It would be impossible to get the jumper in cotton as it's got the logo and only available at the school shop.

sparrowfart23 Sun 11-Aug-13 00:57:10

OP, just a thought about the school jumper. Have you checked out Tesco, as they have 100% cotton jumpers and offer an embroidery service - off chance your DS's might be listed? Perhaps contact the school re who does their embroidery to see if you could place a custom order, or see if you could get them added to this

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