Here's how it turned out:
See this for the first time, I would be like, "NO that looks way too complicated (for me!)"
But OH how I was wrong! Love it!
First I started with a pillow case (I found these matching ones at the thrift store for $2...perfect!)
Then I put one against my daughter to see how much I needed to cut from the top (not professional, I know, but it worked) :)
I love the edging
What I did was:
Cuffed the top to make a clean edge and sew with elastic thread
shirred the fabric on top:
read how to do this here or on back of the package that held the elastic thread--(at least that's what I did).
You pretty much have the dress done (and it took what, maybe 10 min?), but I wanted to add a little bit of a sleeve. The easiest way to do this is make a strap and add a cap sleeve (I did two tear like shapes and made them into a tulip sleeve---made it up, so not perfect)
Pin and sew to dress...
Then your done!
I know my daughter loves it because she didn't want to take it off. Good thing it wasn't hard to do or expensive because if it was.....She would NOT be playing in it outside!.... :)