I have just finished this little dress, which is doing double duty as a sample for a smocking class, and as a Christmas present for my niece, aged 3.
I am very pleased with it.
I drafted the pattern myself, from the measurements of my niece. Normally I would not bother doing this, as it is so much easier to use someone else's drafting, but felt it was the best option for a class situation. I am hoping that no-one wants to make a different size - or at least that any different sizes will fit the range of my 8 nieces (they can pick assorted sizes between 9 months and 10 years, which is a lovely wide range)
The dress has an empire waist line, with the skirt pleated to the bodice width using North American smocking - a reverse lozenge pattern. I have made life easy for myself by using a fabric with a regular pattern of dots so that I did not have to mark a grid.