The plan is to make a dress along these lines:
My first attempt at the tank portion was not so pretty. I tossed that and went to work on the skirt part.
The side seams and elastic casing are only basted. I wanted to get an idea of fit before I went any further.
The skirt fabric is a vintage steal from my mom's stash. There's barely a yard so cutting it out has been tricky, mainly because of the pockets. I think I have enough for the sash and belt loops but if not, I'll try and find a solid that coordinates. Right now, there's a little over an inch of fabric over the elastic casing to make the paper bag skirt effect. I think when I go back and sew for real, I'll adjust it down to 3/4 of an inch. I'll also use inch wide elastic.
The original tank I started on was orange but I think I'm going to use a baby blue now. It's not what K's wearing in the picture...that's part of her pjs!
eta: Thank you for the kind words about losing Daisy. K's been doing fine since the initial shock wore off.