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!

47 comments:

boo said...

those pictures are so cute!

Hobocamp Crafts said...

what a great outfit! What an adorable baby! Nice find!

GreenSpaceGoods said...

Wow he's such a ham! Great photos :)

fly tie said...

he looks so happy and fun! :-D

babysitteronboard.com said...

what a cutie!

Glowing Doll said...

AHHHHH this is so cute!!!!

nicaeli said...

oh he is a cutie! I had a little sailor outfit when I was about five that looked like that. It was one of my favorite outfits to wear, even though it was meant to be for a boy:)

Walk in the Woods said...

Too, too cute!

Can't help ya with history thing . . . but I *did* enjoy your post!

BeadedTail said...

What adorable photos! He's so cute and that outfit is too! Thanks for sharing!

i roberti said...

Nice pictures and what a great sailor outfit!

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

What an adorable little sailor!

☼ Rocki

ragqueen said...

What a sweet little boy! Cute outfit!

Livecreations said...

ahhhh bless,

so cute, that reminds me of when i made an outfit for my nephew before he was born, it looked pretty good for someone who hadn't really sewn before.... i feel like taking up sewing again!

Apple Blossom Designs said...

What a cutie!

Frozen Yoga said...

He is precious! The one picture looks like he's trying to make a pirate face -- arrr matey!

Distressing Delilah said...

How sweet! Love sailor outfits on baby boys! Hope you are ok after the earthquake today..or at least the poochies made it through without too emotional distress!

tanyBUG said...

that second one, where he is almost winking is the cutest thing!!

Vanessa said...

What a cute little sailor!

Leslie said...

wow that is wayyy too cuute! :)

such an adorable baby!!!

Ivy said...

My heart just melted!

LoopDiLoops said...

Wow what a cutie!

Chris Stone said...

what a cutie! love the outfit and love your little model!

Rachel said...

aww, I love it! not only is the outfit cute but so is he :)

tattytiara said...

Oh eek how cute!

twstdstitches said...

Talk about cute!

evermoresoap said...

That kid loves the camera!!

Rosebud Collection said...

What cute shots..I think he is adorable..What a nice sailor suit..
I thought it was new..

Hey Harriet said...

Awwww what a little cutie!

Chucka Stone Designs said...

So adorable, nice shoot!

w said...

how cute!

that 2nd pic looks like he's saying "nhyak nhyak nhyak nhyak nhyak"... you know, like popeye.

augustmarie said...

what a cutie pie!!

lovemaryxoxo said...

Awww what a cutie pie. Cute suit too!

MÂȘElena RamĂ­rez said...

oh my...he's such a lovely kid!
i love his sailor outfit :)
thanks for sharing with us such beautiful pictures :)

kim* said...

Hi everyone!
I am doing good with my family, the earthquake was crazy yesterday but we are all safe.

Thank you for all your comments. I am thrilled to see it brought back memories for some of you. Also his mommy personally thanks you for all the happy comments you have given about Aidee.

I will read all your blogs by tonight. Hopefully you all update them.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh my goodness!! How stinkin' cute!!!!

LaMia Designs said...

SO cute!

Estela said...

Best sailor ever!!

you'll have dreams of yetis drinking red bull!

dollybelle said...

I love his lil' Popeye wink too! He is like Swee'pea!
So cute!
xxoo
Dollybelle

tagisa said...

Oh my! What a CUTIE he is!!! And he looks adorable in the outfit too!

amy said...

My brother and I both had sailor suits! Your nephew is so cute!

ThePeachTree said...

Can you say:

Lady Killer!!!

Holly! said...

tooo cute. he is a happy baby!

MyGuyFriday said...

Love this! Sailor suits have been a popular, American classic staple for babywear, far back to the early 40's - If you do some research for vintage patterns , you might just find one that is dated and then you can get a better idea of the time period - Love your blog and stop by mine, some day!

Joey :)

Felicia said...

What a cutie! :)

Cat said...

he's adorable!

Melissa said...

AWE how adorable!! Who doesn't just love sailor babies?

SugarLoveHoney said...

That's one sweet baby :)