Here is the dress that started the idea for elastic gathered dresses. This one is for my oldest grandchild--who will be 12 in two weeks! YIKES! This dress is from JA fabric, 29inches long and 26 inches around. The neck tie is pinned on because she did not request any ties--it is a "just in case" addition. I got a new-to-me serger for the beach and played with the rolled hem feature for the tie as well as the hem of the dress. I'm a bit concerned about shrinkage in this gauzy fabric when it's washed. Another fun and easy project!