Brownie uniform question

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Brownie uniform question
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Fri, 05-02-2003 - 9:21pm
Hi! I am a Daisy leader in GA and my girls will be Bridging soon. We will be presenting the girls with their Brownie vests at the ceremony. Just wondering if you all ordered larger sizes for the girls since they wear them for 3 years. Most of the parents decided to order Larges even though the girls kind of swim in them now!! :o) Any advice on this?

Thanks-

Maria

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Fri, 05-02-2003 - 9:23pm
This is what we did....They do swim in them at first but I suspect it won't take long for them to fill them in :)

Margaret

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Fri, 05-02-2003 - 9:46pm
HI

We bought the biggest ones we could find. I did not want to have to sew

those try its and patches on again!

Good Luck

Laura

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Fri, 05-02-2003 - 10:53pm
I would DEFINITELY buy the larger vests! I just got home from a Bridging-to-Juniors ceremony and it was a real hoot to see these almost-4th-grade girls in their teeny little Brownie vest and change into their jumbo Junior vests. One of the parents commented that she remembered when they use to practically swim in their Brownie vests! The leader commented that some of the girls hardly wear theirs now as the vests are too snug.

I've also got soon-to-be-bridging Daisies and it's hard to go into the shop and look at the guargantuan vests for all of my teenies, but that's what we're buying.

Karen

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Sat, 05-03-2003 - 7:41am
Thanks for the help. We will be getting the large vests! Just needed some confirmation from btdt leaders!

Maria

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Sat, 05-03-2003 - 7:44am
always always get the biggest size. What some of my parents did going from Brownies to Juniors was to take in the sides a little (with pins or sewing it over). They were thinking about taking in the shoulders but that would mean resewing council ID etc when it was let out.
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Sat, 05-03-2003 - 9:17am
I also recommend taking in the side seams. Even an inch or so makes a difference and can be easily let out. I don't recommend the shoulder seams, because once the seam comes out, you will still be able to see where it was. If you want to do the shoulder seam, just position the ID strips farther down and don't worry about the half inch or so difference when the shoulder seam is let out.

They could also be hemmed up the bottom a bit. It might show when it is let back out, but you could just make sure there was enough room for another row of Try-its/patches to go across the bottom to hide it.

Susie