A long while back (as you can tell by the warm weather pictures...) I did one of my first pattern tests for Shwin & Shwin. The Every Little Thing Top and Dress.
We did the tunic length. So cute and simple; no hemming with the cute band at the bottom. We used an old crib sheet and some pink polka dot fabric I had in the stash.
And its another chance to practice your buttonholes! You could easily do snaps, or even a hook and eye instead, but buttons really aren't as difficult as they seem!