I bought a simple black cotton babydoll dress many years ago from H&M that I loved to bits. The last year or so it just hasn't looked great and I sadly realized that it's days of being my favourite year round dress were over. Good thing I can just reproduce the dress myself.
I plan on buying a similar light weigh black cotton to make a new one, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to practice sewing the dress once or twice before I spend money on new fabric.
My new dress is generally the same as my old one. I plan on making some changes to the yoke the next time around, and maybe shrink the pleats a bit.
The fabric I used this time around was (you guessed it!) old thrifted sheets that I dyed blue, except for the yoke which is the original fabric.