Sharp-eyed reader Laura sent in a photo of this great pattern, Simplicity 2558, which she has aptly captioned "See, isn't my underwear pretty?"
Laura notes that #2 is a toddler who wants out of her clothes, and I couldn't agree more. At first I worried that she was stripping down down because her prancing sisters had persuaded her to sit down on an anthill (as my mother and uncle convinced my aunt to do when they were young hellions), but she doesn't have the necessary look of panic. No, I think they're all stripping -- check out the red shoe in #1's hand. "Simplicity 2558 -- underthings so pretty your child can't wait to take them off."
Then there's Vogue 2588. Check out the poor toddler in the middle of this scenario:
The girls on either side of her may be wearing sweet dresses, but there's some cruelty going on here. "Bathroom? I don't know what you're talking about. Barbara, do you know what 'pee=pee' means?"