My Grandma Polly made this dress back in the early 1980s. I think she probably made it for my sister. At some juncture the hem was ripped out--probably because my sister grew--but was never stitched back in--probably because my mother didn't have time. Since it's now in Annie's size, I decided to hem it for her to wear.
But after I stitched the white hem tape on with red thread, I couldn't resist the little decorative pop the lacy tape provided. Ergo, I left it just like this!
I do think I'll hem it sometime this year, but it has been fun to enjoy the band of white at the bottom of the dress, and it's always fun to see Annie wearing clothes my grandmother made long ago.