Nothing makes better “dress up” dresses than thrifted prom dresses from the 70’s and 80’s. They are more durable, more interesting, more afordable and they’ll fit kids that are bigger than size 3T. Why do big manufacturers assume kids stop dressing up after toddlerhood anyway?
Yellow dress: Shortened straps, cut off third ruffle to shorten (that ruffle got sent to Jane), took in bodice at side seams.
Blue dress: Filled in lace neck with matching blue fabric, cut off length at the hem ( didn’t even rehem it-love double knit!), took in bodice at side seams.