Here's a little dress I made in about 30 min for my DGD. It is pre gathered fabric from JoAnns--I bought 25 inches for this dress. The major sewing is one seam, a hem, and tie straps. The straps were made from the 5 inches I cut off of the length of the dress. I will send it to my DGD and hope she enjoys wearing it for summer activities.
Just a short note--today is my dad's 92nd birthday! He is doing OK. Some days are better than others, but he will join us on Sunday at a family lunch celebration at my sister's house.