Princesses Gowns- 10 months later

The goal of this project was to make gowns for two growing young girls which could be altered to fit for a second year. They were worn in Jan. 2010 for a ball and now will be worn for Dickens Christmas fair. So we first adjusted the sizes around and lengthwise. I left growth pleats in the skirt for this purpose and extra fabric in the seam allowances for the bodice changes. Then we added longer sleeves. Here is one of the gowns (I forgot to photograph the other before it walked out the door):

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