I had purchased a dress for my granddaughter and really liked it. So, I had to make another one in the same style.I used the dress to make a pattern. easy peasy..since the only thing needing a pattern was the bodice.the rest was rectangles and too much gathering.
I have to finish the bottom ruffle,but not before trying it on her to see if it was the right length.
I also love the pillowcase style dresses,some I have made with actual pillowcases like this one.here.This dress is for one of my other granddaughters so I have to hurry and get int he mail to her.