Jess at Craftiness is not Optional made this detailed tutorial on how to make a Vintage Heirloom Dress for a toddler. Her instructions include how to make your own pattern as well as constructing the garment. It looks very useful and could be altered for more variety. You will need some basic sewing skills, so this isn’t necessarily for beginners – unless you happen to be adventuresome. :-)
The same instructions would work for a little girl’s dress, but for older girls you might want to lengthen the bodice a bit.
Photo property of Jess at Craftiness is not Optional.
Isn’t she cute? :-)