I snagged a nice J. Crew shirt from the garage sale my SIL was about to do. Uncle Jim's shirt turned into a lovely classic dress for his niece! The dress was quite simple to make, and it cost about $3 in pre-gathered (!) eyelet trim. The eyelet fabric for the bloomers was in my stash. It is quite long on the baby now, so if she starts crawling before summer is over, I may shorten the dress significantly.
front of dress
back of dress
dress front detail
baby checking for quality
this is why we have bloomers! Baby LOVES to wear dresses...so she can eat them!