Originally Posted by hollywoodtutu
I just got a request to make a flower girl dress for an 8 year old year. I have not made a dress that fits that size yet,would the crochet top fit an 8 year old?
I would be making this dress again to fit an 8 year old girl,would I make it the same way just more tulle?
Go for the 8" crochet tops at that age... But definitely measure first. The 6" will likely be too tight unless the child is extremely skinny -- and even then, it will stretch too much and show too much skin underneath.
The other option is to make an empire waist - you can do that for any size since it's on elastic... There's a great tutorial floating around youtube for an empire waist... pm me and I'll see if I can track it down if you have any problems finding it.