|I had already started to cut it apart when I thought to take a picture.|
I cut off the side seams, turned it inside out, and folded it in half.
Then I sewed up the center to make it smaller across her chest. I didn't want to move the straps, so that's why I didn't cut down the sides to make it smaller.
Then I draped it over her to see how it was fitting.
Much too long. I folded it half again and cut down the leg holes.
Then I turned under the raw edges on the leg openings and sewed up the sides. Auntie Berman suggested tying the two upper straps behind her neck, instead of trying to cut down the straps to make them fit, so I cut them off where they joined the back of the suit.
Yes, I know the print on the back of the suit is upside down, but that's the way it was originally.
I didn't want to cover up her swim suit after I just made it, but it's kind of cold so I put her seersucker capris (which is what she was wearing when I got her) on her and added a little bolero vest from an American Girl.
I think she's almost smiling!