Here is a dress from the past. I made this for Zaynab when she was 1 1/2 for Eid Adhah. She wore it only three times before hitting a growth spell. The material is leftover striped denim from a project I did for my hubby. I'm sorry about the darkness of the pictures. The white under-dress is cotton.
This is the front. The overdress has a detachable stomacher.
The sleeves have a mock insert of ruffles. I drafted a complete pattern for the sleeves (thank goodness I know more about drafting sleeves now)