Sorry, I know I'm not like those major craft-bloggers who have multiple posts a week, but I just can't sew quite that much!
Here's the dress that my daughter "designed" for herself. She wanted a flat front, pleats, a waistband (I wanted the piping), and no growth tucks. It's pretty cute, but I really like growth tucks. I also did a 11" arm band, but should have done 10".
This is the most buttons I've ever put on a girls' dress. You're supposed to put them a maximum of 1.5 inches apart, even as close as 1 inch! Elizabeth Stewart Clark says little girls' dresses didn't have wooden buttons (they don't wash well), but that's all I had. I'll have to buy more metal buttons to have on hand. The button holes are horizontal (but it made them a bit wide that they crossed over the edge of the placket (I think that's a no-no, oops.)).
You can see how nicely the inside of the dress finishes out. You do an inner-waistband that covers up all the raw ends.
The fabric, again, was from the Bernina store in Centerville that moved to Ogden. So sad it is gone, but at least I benefited from some GREAT deals!!