This year the store bought dress still fit. Clearly, I got lucky.
So I went to the fabric store and bought some black velour and got to work. My middle daughter went together like a charm. But coming to the older daughter's, it appears waiting a year means you would have need more fabric then the year before. Heaven forbid, kids grow.
I just barley made it with making a single skirt. Having to compromise I used very thin and the tiniest elastic roll over, and was only able to hem it once.
Luckily I had plenty of velour, obviously I bought that considering this years current sizes. With that I made a tank and shrug. Once on you cannot tell I had to scrimp for enough fabric. But it all worked out.