DRESS WHITE UNIFORM
Your Dress Uniform
Dress Whites or Summer Whites- this uniform will be worn March - October.
White polyester jumper with cadet patches and rating badges - unit will provide
White round neck T-shirt - you will provide
Black neckerchief - unit will provide
Name tag (plastic), over right jumper pocket - unit will provide
Ribbon bar, over left jumper pocket - unit will provide
Long, white polyester trousers - unit will provide
Black socks - you will provide
Black dress shoes - unit will provide
Males are to wear white Dixie cover, females are to wear black combo cover - unit will provide
*All patches need to be sewn. Never glue or use press patches on them.
A Note on Pant Length:
Pants shall be hemmed in a manner such that the front of the pant leg just touches the second lace hole from the toe of the dress shoe. The back pant leg should rest just above the beginning of the rubber sole.
Pressing the Jumper:
When the dress uniforms are pressed, make sure the uniforms are inside out so that the creases are inverted when you put it on. Jumper and trousers are NEVER creased from the outside. ALWAYS turn the jumper and trousers wrong-side out as shown below.
The JUMPER is folded down the middle with the collar flap extended. Lie the jumper back down and fold the right sleeve across the front and match it up with the left sleeve. Smooth the jumper out so the crease extends evenly from the top of the collar with the bottom of the waistband. Use a damp piece of sheet between the hot iron and the fabric. The damp cloth creates steam that sets in a sharp crease. Begin ironing along the back of the jumper as seen in the picture (second on right), moving from the tip of the collar all the way down; then crease the sleeves while still folded in half. Unfold the jumper so it lies flat on its back. You should see an inward crease extending from the V-neck down to the waistband. Make sure there are no multiple creases. Fold both sides of the collar flap in toward the center crease and using the dampened cloth, carefully iron the creases in on both sides (be careful not to iron out the center crease. There should now be three sharp creases in the collar flap with an equal distance between each crease.
TROUSERS: Fold the trousers wrong-side out and lie them flat on the ironing board seam to seam. When finished, the two creases will run along the outside edge of the pant leg, NOT THE FRONT, with the corresponding crease running along the inseam.
When ironing is completed, you can turn the uniform right-side out and you should see that all creases EXCEPT the front middle crease and the three creases on the collar flap are turned inward, not out.
A too hot iron will melt this fabric. If you destroy an article of this uniform you will have to pay to replace it.