The girls worked very hard to get our patterns and artwork completed so they could be sent off to the jeans and shirt factories where samples could be made. Time was running out and every day was valuable. In making the children and youth sizes, we really didn’t have any models. We had a 12 year-old girl and a 13 year-old boy but that didn't give us enough different body shapes. Jillian had to base her calculations on other things. One way was by scaling down the adults sizes. The other way was buying pants and shirts from a store in young children and youth sizes and taking their measurements. Then we could modify those measurements according to what we knew about the unique body of shape of a person with Down syndrome. We knew these clothes from the store would not fit, but using the proportion differences that we knew from the adults, we felt we could come up with a pattern that might be appropriate.
Finally the first patterns and the artwork for the children and youth size jeans and tees were completed. Off they went to the factory. Again we wait.