Iffin Winn of Nerdinshire
A wee, lovely girl was born unto the royal Winn family of Nerdinshire. She was a quick learner, especially when it came to manners. The please’s and thank you’s came quickly and her curtsy was simply adorable!
Iffin and the family attended many special engagements on behalf of the royal family throughout the year, such as christenings or weddings and more public events. Most often, she became the center of attention.
Children of royal means were expected to follow a higher standard of attire than other young villagers. Her gowns were made of the finest crushed velvet in all the kingdom, though the tulle skirting underneath the dresses she wore, irritated the skin when she moved, causing a most painful rash.
IIffin became very sad, sitting still while all the other children frolicked around her. She told the elders that it ’twas difficult to run, skip and play outdoor games whilst bound by such material. Nothing changed.
One day, quite unexpectedly, Iffin Winn declared in front of the King and Queen that, “If 'n when I grow up…there will be no more itchy wear for lasses. I will make pinafores the proper dress of all the land!”
And this is why little girls born into royal families now wear them!
~ Wanda Kubat-Nerdin in Nerdin Gardens c-2022