Help! School Pants
need tall skinny kid ones
, Apr 30 2012 05:43 PM
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:43 PM
I went to the school uniform shop this morning to buy some winter pants for my twin boys.
But hit a big snag. Size 4 are way too short and only just tight enough around the waist and still silly wide. Size six are just long enough but ridiculously wide and won't stay up in any way
Even their track pants are the same. And i am not a person who sees track pants as a school uniform for anything but sports.
My problem now is where to get some pants.
Does anyone know where I can get bottle green long boys pants that won't be too loose or too short and aren't so wide they look like clown pants?
I am in Perth but I don't care where I get them from.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:45 PM
Stubbies brand are great for long, skinny kids IME. They have a drawstring in case they are too big around the waist but aren't too roomy on the leg. DS is skinny as a bean pole and wears them successfully. They seem to be a long make. I get them at Target and Big W.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:16 PM
Thanks Howdo. I went into Target today and they had a couple of pairs of size 12 track pants and that was all.
But I will look up Stubbies
Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:23 PM
Can I suggest next year to buy school pants at the beginning of the year? I had this problem last year, DS decided he wanted to wear pants but stocks were really limited.
This year I bought them all in January. Target have a microfibre pair of trackie pants that are nice, and I agree with the PP - the Stubbies ones are good too.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:27 PM
I thought about it Avogardro but I was hesitant due to growth spurts. Even only getting them two pair each adds up in dollars.
I have just looked up Stubbies and will hit the phones tomorrow to find out who has them in stock. The bottle green colour is what makes it limiting otherwise I would get them off Nextdirect where I buy all their pants.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
No personal experience with this shop.... but they might be able to help......:https://www.fabricsanduniforms.com.au/shop/categories/1
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
that looks good Jaffacakes. Willetton is not far either.
I am going to call around and see who has what this morning. And then take a pair of pants that fit along with me for comparison.
I think I will save my self a headache and just make the track pants we want. I will just model them on pants they have from NEXT and make them longer. Even the trackpants they currently have just fit their waist and are now bordering on too short.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:53 AM
Don't forget that if you get FTB A, then you can now claim half the uniform costs on the Education Rebate - so you might be better off buying as opposed to sewing them. (which can add up when you include cotton and elastic) - of course, that depends if you can find the size and width you need. Good luck, my kids are super skinny too so I understand - except our only options are the school uniform shop as we have to buy the brand they stock.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:03 PM
ZM- we don't get FTB-A. SO no impact to us there.
Stubbies pants in that colour are sold out. Even Stubbies don't have them!
Took current pair of fitting pants everywhere with me this morning to compare to any I might see, including track pants and it was a total FAIL
Although I did snaffle the last 4 size 7 bottle green wind cheaters from BigW for a whole $5.48 each. So it wasn't a totally fruitless trip. Bargain since each school one with logo is $28 each. If they would just sell the bloody logo as transfers it would save parents an absolute fortune. My two can be Logo-less as far as I am concerned
Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:18 PM
Have you tried Target and Big W online shopping? Particulary Target, they have a large range of schoolwear, not sure how much postage is but at least you don't have to go to a million different shops trying to find pants
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:23 PM
Best & less have an online store-School Zone. They have some of the trackies in that colour but doesn't look like they have any pants (Only girls ones in a hipster style)
How about Lowes? I know a bit $$ but they might work?http://www.lowes.com.au/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=827
ETA: This is the place that a lot of Alyssa's uniforms come from.Just realised they have an online store!http://www.psw.com.au/retail/default.aspx
Edited by tintin78, 04 May 2012 - 09:28 PM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:36 PM
Thanks Tina- We don't have a Lowes here so I am unable to check the sizing for the pants.
I have seen the PSW store but their sizing doesn't work. I need to get a 6 for the length ( 120cm) but the waist is a 58cm and the boys are 50cm to 52 cm (loose) so at 58cm the pants just literally fall down. ANd Even the 4s waist is too big but the pants would be 10 cm too short
I tracked down some Stubbies pants and DH went and picked them up. Unfortunately the girl at the shop didn't listen and actually gave us the Baggy style instead of Cargo. They are utterly huge in width-look like clown pants. I am going to take them back.
I finally gave up searching yesterday and went to Spotlight. I have found a pattern and bought the material and I am going to make them plain straight leg pants in drill material and some track pants too.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:44 PM
I have not bought from here, but I have looked at these before. I have a skinny kid too so I spend what feels like weeks looking for the right pants. He is so thin the stubbies pants fall off unless they are two sizes smaller, and then of course they are way too short. It is hard to find a winning pair of pants. Ebay saved me last year though! At twelve bucks a pair too!
Edited by mummabear, 04 May 2012 - 09:46 PM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:46 PM
You know you can buy transfer paper that goes in your printer, so you need just "borrow" the school's logo from their internet site, paste it into a document and print it in the right colour? Then you could iron on a logo to the windcheaters. And good luck with the pants. I too have driven long distances to pick up pants from a store that said they had them, only to get there and realise that they don't know the difference between royal blue and navy blue.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:47 PM
Thanks Mummabear but again pants too short and too wide based on their size charts
And yes the Stubbies in size 6 had a waist way too wide. And even if we could actually purchase a pair of 4's somewhere in the country they would then be too short. Not even Stubbies themselves have stock for anyone to order
Edited by Daisy Goat, 04 May 2012 - 09:49 PM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:51 PM
I buy a lot of my skinny girls school uniform from Marks & Spencers online
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:55 PM
Ray is a tall skinny kid. Anything in the Target/kmart range tend to fit him, but Big W sizes are appalling on him. They are huge around the waist.
I have bought him a few pairs of pants at Best & Less too. I think Lowes sell stubbies if that helps.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 09:59 PM
I had a problem with school pants being too wide and falling down. So I sewed them in at either side of the waist. Just used a needle and thread. Once the school shirt was on you couldn't see the part I had sown in.
I did this for school shorts, trackies and school long pants. Have also done it with jeans.
Just pinch the waist so it sits nice and neat (the gathered in part goes on the inside of pants) and sew threw the fabric from the top to how far you need it to be at. Usually only 1-2 inches down.
The length was ok for us, just the waist too big.
HTH and if it doesn't make sense please pm me.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:00 PM
My sister with tall skinny boys ended up having to make all her boys' school pants too. I'm just a bit lazy ...
* wanders off to hope she can find something for DS ...*
Edited by howdo, 04 May 2012 - 10:01 PM.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:39 PM
girltribe4-I buy literally all their clothes from Next in the UK with a smattering from M&S.
Next pants are sensational , especially their skinny fit. And cheap too
Unfortunately Bottle Green is not in the Uniform colour selection for either store.
Howdo-I have accepted that I have to make them. Also it is not as though I don't know how - in my way back past I actually trained as Home Ec teacher!...lol
Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:42 PM
Do these Next pants come in navy blue and if so, where do I get them?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 11:07 PM
QUOTE (howdo @ 04/05/2012, 08:42 PM)
Visit My Websitehttp://www.nextdirect.com/au/en/shopping/boys/schoolwear/8/9
Do these Next pants come in navy blue and if so, where do I get them?
Navyblue, slim fit, start at size 3, only $12 and free delivery.
So frustrated our school is bottle green
Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:51 AM
i'm having to make my kids' pants too - rora is the only one who fits perfectly into her size! ryan is too damn skinny and emelia too big around for the length. i did buy pants because i haven't been able to sew, but had to chop several inches off e's and pull ryan's in so far it was ridiculous (and half of them use a drawstring which is nowhere near as practical or comfortable as adjustable elastic)
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:26 AM
I'm pretty sure there is Lowes at Maddington and Carousel .
Definately ay Maddington near K mart.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:40 AM
I have the same problem! Green pants are incredibly hard to find. Our school uses PSW and I resent paying $25 for track pants made in China. And that is all they offfer for boys pants in green
So I started to make them myself. First I made straight leg pants in cotton drill from Spotlight. I used a pattern from an Ottobre. The problem with these is they don't wear well - I found cotton drill wears through pretty quickly in the knees, plus it fades. So next time I made them with padded knees. I enclosed a piece of polar fleece inside a rectangle of drill and padded the knees with that. This pair lasted much better, so I would recommend doing this. I then got some finewale bottle green cord at Spotlight and made some with this. This pair looked nice, but the cord doesn't wear that well, so he only got one season out of them.
I scoured the shops for green pants (not trackies!) again this year. I found one pair of Stubbies in Big W but they are massive. I have kept them for next year as they are so hard to find. I also found one pair of green nylon pants in Target at the start of the year and I wish I had bought more as they don't have them now.
If I make them again, I will try to source some polyester drill, like Stubbies uses, as this stuff wears really well. Right now though I am trying to make some for my DD and looking everywhere for bottle green cotton lycra - that is really hard to get!
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