After this work, we still had a problem. The neckline was much too big, but too sweet to cut into. The keyhole and ribbon trim were precious. The solution...shirr it. Take a look at our shirring tutorial for detailed shirr instructions. I used two rows of shirring to bring this neckline up nicely.
The finished neckline.
A close up of shirring.
Now she has a wonderful fitting dress in one of her favorite colors. We'll be able to use this dress year round by layering a long sleeved t-shirt under or cardigan over with leggings.