I just finished this dress for Pink Grapefruit. It is sold.
My mother would stay up late at night to sew us girls Christmas dresses. I remember some red velvet ones. She had to make four. Her first four children were all girls and close together. Of course they would be pasted down the line. Mom has family pictures of the same dress on each one of us.They were well-worn. Eventually sister two out grew sister one but not by much. The chain was broken.