At our school, when a child reaches 5th grade they get to participate in something called "Eaglesburg". It is a civil war reenactment of Williamsburg. The children need to be in period dress. My daughter asked if I would make her a dress so we immediately went out and found a pattern and fabric. She chose this blue cotton because it matched her eyes. Kind of cute! The pattern was SUPER easy - only 4 pieces for the dress and a bit of lace. The apron (not shown in this pattern was also 4 pieces and super easy.
Simplicity Pattern #2845
Blue 100% cotton from the quilting aisle at Jo Ann's