Shauna from Shwin & Shwin shares a tutorial on her blog showing how you can make a simple sundress for a little girl. A contrast fabric for the bodice shows off the slight curve where the gathered skirt is attached. I think this would also be nice for older, tweenish girls if you shortened it to a tunic they could wear with a pair of skinny jeans. Go to her tutorial.
[photo from Shwin & Shwin]
By Anne Weaver