I followed a pattern (my first time!) to make lolli's dress. I got the pattern at DI for 50 cents! Thanks for the tip betina! (I also got a 6 pack of unused zippers at DI for 2 bucks) and the fabric was on sale for a dollar a yard so this is like the cheapest dress ever. I used about a yard for her dress and a yard for my skirt.
I found the tutorial for my skirt here. So easy! This is a perfect beginners project.