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    Profile photo of clt3clt3 @clt3

    Slim 5 1/2 year old and bigger that average 3 year old both have a chest measurement of 21″. I’m thinking of making them both a size 4, just lengthening one about 3 inches, an inch in the bodice length and 2 ” in the rest of the dress. Suggestions or advice?

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    I have not made this dress yet but my 5 year old is tiny so I frequently lengthen. What you describe sounds pretty spot on. I do add to the bodice not just the hem.

    Good luck.

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    Profile photo of EmilyEmily @emilyandsam@live.com

    I pulled this pattern out today to make for my tall, thin 4 year old. Her measurements put her size at a 4, but I only have the 5-12 sized pattern. So I made a muslin of the 5 and I like the way it fits. You might try a muslin first to make sure you like the fit.

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    Profile photo of with love Heidiwith love Heidi @with love Heidi

    Clt, that’s what I would do. You may need to move where the elastic waist sits epically for the older girl. Have fun

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    Profile photo of clt3clt3 @clt3

    After looking at the heights, I think I’m only going to add 1″ to the bodice. The older girl is just at the top height range for the size 4. The younger one is 1/2″ short than the 4 so I’ll shorten a little. I’m sewing 2000 miles long distance, one of the reasons I picked this pattern rather than one that’s more fitted.

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    The fit on this is very forgiving, so I’ll think it will be just fine.

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