Girl's Princess Gown
The Little Math Princess
“We’ll eat you up like a pudding!” said the Trolls, with a Troll-y laugh: “Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!”
Winnie was quite out of patience. They had carried her off to their dirty lair hours ago, but couldn’t make up their silly minds what to do with a real Princess now that they had caught one: whether she should be roasted, boiled, buttered, baked, stewed with onions or eaten raw. They were nasty, too, with their crusty fingernails and bad breath and one eyebrow apiece, like a furry letter M over their eyes, and their vulgar jokes that only Trolls liked. Her nice white shift was quite spoiled, and her gown was not much better.
She picked up an old, gnawed bone and began to draw in the dirt. “Here—wotchu doin’?” said Troll One.
“A sum,” she said, and wrote 4.
“Some wot?” said Troll Two.“Numbers.” Winnie wrote - 3.
“Numb ears?” said Troll Three. “Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!”
“Numb skull!” said Troll One, and smacked Three, who kicked Two, and soon they were all rolling in a smelling, yelling Troll-y tangle.
“Equals one,” said Winnie. The cave was suddenly quiet, and she was alone. She stood up and brushed the dirt from her gown, saying, “That’s better. Miss Peach was right; numbers do rule the world.” And she whistled for her pony, and rode home to dinner.
Shown with: Girl's Chemise.
Cleaning instructions: To subtract dirt: X water + Y detergent x .50 heat = 0 dirt/wrinkles. (It's magical math.)
Select the size that you usually prefer. However, we strongly suggest that, in the "Comments" section of the order form, you state your child's chest size, waist size, and desired skirt length from waist to hem, to help us ensure the best fit. Child sizes are not standardized, so the size you are used to ordering may not match ours.
NOTE: The lace has metal tips that can sometimes be detached if the string is dampened or subjected to very determined pulling. If the child is young enough for these to present a choking hazard, please consider replacing the string with a ribbon.
Broadcloth: Cotton/polyester blend, shirtweight. Does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter, brown.
Brocade: Cotton plus various synthetic fibers, with same-color woven patterns, which will vary. Sturdy weight. Dry clean. Blue, hunter, burgundy.
Canvas: Also called Duck Cloth. Stout cotton fabric with a coarse weave. Black, white, red, brown, or hunter green. Will fade like jeans. Cold wash, tumble dry low heat or line dry.
Fleece: Synthetic with velour-like drape; popular for outerwear. Good, practical substitute for wool. Black, burgundy, hunter green. Check for color availability before ordering; can vary with season. Washable, but dry cleaning is recommended to preserve the shape of capes.
Muslin: Garment-quality, 100% cotton (not coarse utility muslin). Cold wash, line dry recommended. White or natural.
Poplin: A cotton/polyester blend that does not wrinkle, shrink or fade. Heavier than shirtweight. Permanent press (warm wash, tumble dry low heat, remove promptly). Black, red, burgundy, navy, hunter.
Suede Cloth: A heavy, woven suede-like cloth of 100% polyester. Dry cleaning recommended.
Wool: A natural fiber from sheep; wool blends include man-made fibers of various kinds. Holds colors well. Dry cleaning is recommended, but may be hand washed in cold water and dried flat. Do not wring. Never use hot water or a dryer. For seasonal storage, clean first and use the moth repellent of your choice.