No, this is not the baptism dress I spoke of. You'll just have to wait until after my daughter's baptism day to see it. But this was a fast and easy project. The fabric comes with the elastic already sewn into it. I just had to sew down the back.
Then I used some of the excess fabric to make straps. My daughter's tiny fingers were perfect for flipping the straps right side out for me after I sewed the first seam.
And here is the finished product. I even found a cute black and white pattern for me. I sewed the seem into the back but it's too big and I haven't had time to take another 4 inches out of it. But it's cute, summery, and inexpensive. If you sign up for JoAnn's newsletters you'll get coupons. So 40 or 50% off 35 cents and inch was nothing - about $5 for my daughter's dress. It was 45 cent and inch for mine and it's much longer.
Now I just need to find a nice white t-shirt for her to wear underneath and then I can wrap the whole thing up for her birthday party. I'll post a photo of mine when it's done!