Thanks so much for clearing that up, confirms to me that the lady was just being mean!
Silly mean people!!!
I always love seeing what else you've made. I've shown my boyfriend before, and always joke with him that I hate it when kids are dressed nicer than I am. (Which is a lie, of course, I LOVE it and think it's ADORABLE) They all look great, and I like it with and without the topstitching. I really don't think you could go wrong. Also, I see no reason why a similar style, maybe tweaked a bit, wouldn't work for a little boy. He'd be the most handsome guy in town!