Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I'm a Sailor mommy
Here on my nephew,back when he was at least 8 months old, is a sailor jumper. We had a grand ol' time trying to get these snap shots. Boy did he move quick! I had picked this up at a swap meet or thrift shop some time ago. It fits a 8-12 month old. I am pretty sure it is from the 50's at least, if not the 40s. The material is pretty thick and seems as if it could last for more than a lifetime. Actually I really don't know the year, but I know it is vintage! The tag reads "Florence Eiseman". That was the closest name I could make of it. It also says "Custom made" on the same tag.
I had to undo the red tie, unzip the front, and try to squeeze him into this with out ripping it. oh and you know that white little cloth inside on the top? It buttons twice! I managed to keep one button on but them I had to rebutton it, rezip and be tie that red piece. Boy was that a chore! It was all worth it for these photos. I am pretty sure his mommy appreciates our hard work.
*if anyone knows more history on this let me know. I did some research on Florence, but could not find out if there were custom sailor suits. Although I do know there are children clothing collections. That is a good sign!