SAY "Summer" IN FLAGS!
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for 10" Ann Estelle, Sophie and Friends!

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Full Gathered Skirt with Cross-stitched border
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Sleeveless Top
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Lace Trimmed Sweater &  Hat
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Garland of Nautical Flags 
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"Mom...guess what I'm saying!!!!" Sophie giggles as she bounces into the house wearing the new outfit that her Grandmom just bought for her! As Mom looks at her quizzically...Sophie twirls around with her skirt flaring around her legs. "On my SKIRT.. The flags spell out a word! ...Can you read it?!!! I'll give you a hint.... It JUST began!! With her Mom still shaking her head, Sophie quickly blurts out........."It says SUMMER!!!!! ...And look at my blouse....they SAY it is an "S" for Summer,...but I just KNOW it stands for Sophie!!!"

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Sophie is wearing a very cheerful ..and very full skirt, tightly gathered into a back snapped waistband. It is made of vintage red and white checked gingham. The front of the skirt is embellished with "SUMMER" spelled out with Nautical signal flags, cross stitched in red, white, yellow and blue. The bottom of the skirt is edged in crisp white cotton crocheted lace trim.

Topping the skirt is a crisp white pique sleeveless top, fully lined and edged at the neck and sleeves with red gingham. A patch bearing the a cross stitched letter "S" (in signal flags) is appliqued to the front bodice. The top has a back snap closure, covered by small buttons.

As summer nights often turn quite chilly, Sophie's outfit also has a matching short sleeved cardigan sweater.The sweater is made of soft imported wool fingering yarn in a rich royal blue that matches the skirt's embroidery. The cuffs and bottom band are accented with red and white stripes, and the front opening is embellished with bands of lace edged gingham to coordinate with the skirt. The collar is further accented with red metal studs to match those on the skirt. The back of the sweater sports a small gingham mini-belt, also accented with red studs.

Finishing off her outfit, Sophie wears a modified Sailors cap of red gingham and white pique. It is fully lined and is edged in royal blue trim and red piping. (It is reversable if desired.) The brim is decorated with a lace edged gingham bow and topped with a vintage red, white and blue layered button.

Sophie also bought home one more little treat from her shopping trip with Grandmom...a garland that spells out her name with nautical signal flags!! Just perfect to hang on the bedroom wall above her bed!!