Then my daughter tried on her long party dress and found that she'd grown out of it. But she loved it sooooo much.
So I thought and I thought and I thought some more. Surely I could look at her existing dress, create a pattern and make a larger one out of purple velvet? It couldn't be that difficult, could it?
So I did. The pattern took the longest but once I'd finished that it was quite straight forward to make up. I half-lined it, added some matching material from a skirt as shoulder straps and also used some silk (another charity shop find) to make a waist tie.
She feels like a real princess when she wears it!