I saw this great DIY doll dress on Pinterest ages ago. I was still struggling with sewing things at the time, so I had my aunt make this for my youngest daughter's American Doll.
Here is the link to the site for directions: http://www.findingpinsandneedles.com/2012/01/sleeve-sweater-dress-tutorial-for-your.html
Ours is not exactly like it but Callie loves it for her Callie doll.
Here is how ours turned out. I may or may not be able to make one, I still struggle, but not as bad. My aunt swears it is very simple.
We also didn't use a sweater, but more of a sweatshirt type material. and sorry I don't have a back view of ours.
Check out more DIY ideas from my Pinterest account https://www.pinterest.com/ajenkins979/diy/ or from my album of stuff I have already done http://on.fb.me/1ZxML5J .
If you make this or anything from either of my DIY links I would love to see, please post in the comments. Or even your favorite DIY