I do believe I might have just found a dress easier to make than a pillowcase dress! The other day while meandering through Walmart, I saw they had some long sleeve children's shirts on sale for a dollar each. I picked up a pink one and a green one, thinking I could alter them to be useful for summer.
I chopped the sleeves off.
For the green one I ruched the sleeves and then hemmed them.
I just sewed one line of elastic thread around the edges of the pink one.
Then I trimmed off a few inches off the bottom of the shirt and sewed on a circle skirt. Made has an excellent tutorial for circle skirts if you need help with that. They are just perfect for little girls who love to run and twirl.
Add a tie around the waist and its all done! I didn't sew the ties on these ones, but that may change if the little lady can't keep them on.