Quick post: alterations are key. For all ages. Sorry, Land’s End. School uniform skirt, size 10, just didn’t cut it for fashion conscious seventh grader. Pulled out twenty-six year old Bernina sewing machine and put two pleats in the back and shortened the whole thing two inches. Same skirt, two different fabrics, both uniform issue, first altered, second, not. Happy daughter for first day of school Wednesday with the altered skirt. Love your tailor.