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Help with school uniform measurements!?

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CactusAnnie Wed 08-Jul-15 18:01:07

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balletgirlmum Wed 08-Jul-15 18:16:21

The sweatshirts will be chest size.

Roughly (depends on brand)

24= age 3/4
26 = age 5/6
28 = age 7/8
30 = age 9/10 etc

The PE bottoms will be waist size.

20/22 = age 4/5
22/24 = age 5/6
24/26 = age 7/8 etc

You may find that you have to order slightly smaller in the PE shirts as they can fit looser. At ds's school they don't have pull in waists wheras the joggers do

Ds current ones are 24" & he's in age 7 clothes.

MrsHathaway Wed 08-Jul-15 18:18:42

Sweatshirts is chest. My average child will be in a 26" to grow into, and the smaller children tend to start in a 24".

Shorts are inches again but fuck knows what they're measuring. DC1 who is in a 30/32" jumper is in a 26" short for waist but they're too short.

The bigger sizes will be for higher up the school. There's plenty of Year Six at our school taller than me although not many fatter.

MrsHathaway Wed 08-Jul-15 18:20:01

Cross post. My child wearing age 7 is in size 30" sweatshirts and polo shirts, and probably 28" bottoms.

Lots of variation then!

balletgirlmum Wed 08-Jul-15 18:23:08

My sizes are based on fruit of the loom but Gildan come slightly larger.

VikingVolva Wed 08-Jul-15 18:23:13

If they're following true sizes, then yes it's inches;

Sweatshirts: chest size in inches
PE shorts: waist in inches
PE bottoms: waist in inches

DD (in year 6) is 28 or 30 in sweatshirts/jumpers, 20 in shorts (very elastic) and 22 in other bottoms.

Lurkedforever1 Wed 08-Jul-15 18:52:51

Bear in mind the length goes up with the width, and depending on the make your child may well end up wearing a tent to get the right length.

bingandflop Wed 08-Jul-15 19:11:25

I bought all 26 for my just 4 dd and too big. Doh! Gotta head back for 24 xx

CactusAnnie Wed 08-Jul-15 21:08:02

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MrsHathaway Wed 08-Jul-15 21:16:08

At our school it's one of the women in the office who handles the uniform order, and she has a few things in the cupboard for trying on. Could you ring and see?

I've found that things shrink in the first wash and then not again. Do allow for shrinkage.

AuntieStella Wed 08-Jul-15 21:42:39

Don't worry - it'll be the manufacturers can provide up to that size, not that they expect primary age children to reach it! Assuming that it is true inches (anyone got uniform that sizes that way, and a tape measure handy?)

Seeing if the school has samples to try on is a very good idea.

Lurkedforever1 Wed 08-Jul-15 21:50:01

It doesn't come up true in kids sizes. Eg a child's size 26" waist is far smaller than an adults size 26". 36" does sound extreme but not surprising the way uniform is going bigger.

CactusAnnie Wed 08-Jul-15 22:12:40

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