help me with easy girl pattern?

I have set up a homemade gift exchange for my online mommys group and I gave
myself a GIRL to make something for.
I do mostly applique stuff on tshirts for my son and am just learning to
sew, but I'm thinking I'd like to make her a simple top and applique it.

I was thinking something tunic-y? Or a little aline top might be relatively
simple? Something with enough flat real estate to do a nice animal applique
(the girl loves rhinos,so I'm considering a rhino).

Any suggestions?

thanks in advance.