My son's school has switched over to uniforms claiming that it saves parent's money on clothes. I really don't think so, bc I ended up spending around the same amount on uniform pants and shirts that had to be embroidered than I have in the past on regular school clothes. The uniform shop also wanted to charge me $7.50 to put the school's logo on the shirt when Walmart sells plain shirts for $7.50, that to me is a ripoff. The uniform place also sells the already embroidered shirts for $12, so its cheaper just to buy the shirts from them, which is probably why they have it set up the way it is. That way you buy their shirts. My next big purchase is going to be an embroidery sewing machine, so I can do it cheaper at home and maybe even make a small business out of it, charging parents less than the embroidery shops do. Only problem is that machines that do that cost about $1600, ouch! Hey it would probably pay for itself in no time though. And I could use it for my regular sewing too. Now that's an idea.