There was just one issue, the bodice didn't fit right, and definitely showed signs of wear. So, I cut off the original bodice and sewed a new one for her, which she got to design.
She looked stunning, and did very well in her pageant! I really enjoyed getting to refashion this dress for her, and hope to get another chance sometime to sew a formal gown. They're such fun, pretty, projects! For a full account of how this dress went together, check out my blog, The Sewing Goatherd.