Ask her why her Mummy always leaves costume-making until the last minute before a fancy dress party at kinder.
Ask her why her Mummy spent a VERY late night (after teaching a 3-hour class) and most of a supposed-to-be-busy work day making the dress, petticoat and apron.
And then ask her why most of the other kinder-Mum's didn't dress up their kids for the "FANCY DRESS" Mad Hatter's Tea Party.
Go on - ask her.
She might have an answer.....I don't.
(But I know that - despite standing out like the proverbial injured thumb - she LOVED her costume).
PS. The wee one's name is usually NOT Alice. It was just for today.