Elsa dress and it didn't need as many adjustments. I took a lot of the fullness out of the skirt, but the bodice and sleeves were perfect. The photo (above) looks like there is an under-sleeve, but I decided that on a 4 year old it would only be in the way, so I left it off.
I used dance/swim fabric for the skirt and bodice back of the dress, but while Joann's had a lovely dark purple, they didn't have any lavender and the only pink was way too orange and looked horrible with the purple. Consequently, I settled on a satin for the bodice front. I made faux corset ties with ribbon across the front, and added a bit of lace at the neckline. I was about three inches short of having enough lace to add to the hem, and then decided that with a 5-inch hem, the idea is to let out the hem as she grows, and the lace would cause trouble.
very special friend, but I couldn't help noticing her attire.)
So now the dress is finished, but before I pop it in the mail, I'm thinking I should go figure out how to make super hero capes for her brother...