Oh my, what an exciting day this was! While I did not make the little jumper, I have used plenty of navy thread here lately. In order to help defray the cost of this expensive venture, her mommy asked me to alter some of these sweet uniforms. I was able to drop the waist on one so I did not have to change the hem, on a few I just moved the buttons at the waist, and on a couple I have lowered the hem using hem tape. I wish I knew a real trick for getting out the old hem crease; I have used a combination of white vinegar and steam, but I can still see a slight crease.
Wouldn't it be nice if children really liked to dress like this? Issa came home one afternoon after a few days of school, chose a favorite sequined t-shirt and jeans, bounced down the stairs, did a pirouette in the den and declared to her mommy, "I just love fashion, don't you?" I guess she will have to express this fashion sense after school and on weekends!