Extending the use time for children’s costumes
Has anyone got tricks to extend the life of children’s play costumes? I’ve just cut pieces for a Cinderella-type dress for my 3 year-old granddaughter. Really cool satiny material; really cute pattern. I spent a bit more on the fabric than I intended (nothing unusual there!) and would like to make the dress rather flexible in size so she can enjoy it as long as possible. The last play dress I made was a size 4 – too big everywhere for her. So I went with a size 3 this time. I’m thinking of using grosgrain ribbons in place of the zipper. That would allow the dress to be tied snuggly for a good fit now and then tied more loosely as she grows. Wondering if anyone has done this before. Would appreciate any and all input. Thanks in advance for your response.