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Following is a list of wardrobe items required of each Main Choir girl. The first nine items you have already acquired. All items are to be kept in a state of readiness at all times for Dress Check and Performances. Check length of hems often for growing girls. Be sure you read the General Wardrobe Information Sheet to be aware of appearance standards and wardrobe procedures.
ALL HEMLINES SHOULD BE TURNED UNDER NO MORE THAN 2 INCHES FOR A SMOOTH, EVEN, NICE HEM. HEM SHOULD BE TO THE TOP OF THE KNEE CAP.
NAVY SKIRT - polyester knit. Buy fabric from Wardrobe Room. Pattern is loaned. Sew name label in at the waist. Hem must not be over 2" when turned under. Skirt must be to the top of the knee cap in length.
EMBLEM BLOUSE - comes ready made and is available in the Wardrobe Room. The "Official" Emblem Blouse is the knit slip over type. Older emblem shirts are acceptable only for rehearsals and informal occasions and will not pass Dress Check. Sew name label at nape of neck.
NAVY SHORTS - must be of official choir fabric and Jamaica length. For the length - measure 5" at crotch or ½ distance from crotch to knee, whichever looks best. Fabric may be purchased in the Wardrobe Room. Sew name label at center back waist band. Short patterns are available in the Wardrobe Room - but you can use your own . . . . . . . REGULATIONS - must be a plain short - no pockets, no zippers, no front seams and must have elastic waist.
BLUE JEANS - plain, zipper fly front, (no low cuts), should have boot cut legs. Zipper must be at least 5" long, no buttons or laces. Suggest: Wranglers, Lees, Levis and/or Rustlers. Sew label at center back waist band. LENGTH - Navy Blue Tennis Shoes must be worn with jeans for dress check. The bottom of the jean hem is to come to the top of the white of the back of the navy shoes. (Where the white sole and navy fabric of the shoe meet at the back - when standing still.)
WHITE GLOVES - Plain, above the wrist length, no buttons or decorative stitching. (Please note that spare gloves are required in purse contents listed below.) Put name in both gloves on inside of hem at back of hand. You may use sewn-in labels or write directly on the gloves, but be careful it does not bleed through.
WHITE TIGHTS - without seams, plain, no trim, not sheer. Sew or write name in at center back seams at waistline.
WHITE KNEE SOCKS - plain, smooth. Name may be written on socks on foot where it will not show or label may be sewn to toe of sock. Must be fold down type and sock must come to bottom of knee cap when folded over.
BLACK or NAVY SHOULDER PURSE - (plain, no metal clips or attachments). CONTENTS: Extra pair of gloves in a baggie, brush or comb, emergency quarter, folding drinking cup (available at Girl Scout Equipment agencies, drug stores, Army Navy Stores), small package of tissue, identification card (with name, address, phone number, choir level and emergency name and number), hand mirror and small emergency sewing kit (including red, white and navy thread). Name must be affixed to EACH item, including the inside of the purse itself.
NAVY TENNIS SHOES - with four rows of eyelets, not boat or deck shoes. No color stripe around the edge of the sole. Have name written in both shoes.
BLACK PATENT CHOIR SHOES - with single strap and buckle - in good condition. COOPERS SHOE STORE is an excellent source and has a wide variety of sizes, even the hard to find. COOPERS SHOE STORE - 3857 SW Loop 820 (between Granbury Road and Trail Lake) - 292-0305. Suggest you be fitted early to allow for the possibility that the size you need will have to be ordered. Write name inside of both shoes.
RED CHOIR DRESS - polyester knit. Buy fabric from the Wardrobe Room. Borrow Pattern. Hem level should be to the top of the knee cap. Pleat should begin no less than 1" and no more than 3" below the waistline. Sew name label in on either side of the zipper at the neckline. HEM MUST NOT BE OVER 2" WHEN TURNED UNDER.
MAIN CHOIR COLLAR AND BOW - Collar and bow are ready-made. Place the bow 1" from the top of the collar. Make sure it is centered and does not droop. Sew a row of three snaps in back to close the collars after it is fitted to your daughter. None of the dress should show from under the collar at the neckline. Sew name label at inside center back of the collar. Also, sew the name tag at the underside of the bow. You can purchase the collar and bow in the Wardrobe Room.
A TEXAS GIRLS' CHOIR SHIRT AND ANY BOTTOMS - (shorts, pants, skirts, etc.) are to be worn to every Saturday rehearsal and to Dress Rehearsals for Major Concerts.
Texas Girls' Choir Seamstress: Judy Johnson 817-688-6718
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