My niece loves to twirl, and she loves her aunt-made clothes. And she loves her doll. So I got a request for clothes that have matching doll clothes. And I had every intention of getting these done much sooner, but life got in the way, and the sewing mojo vanished. Doing the baby sling got it going, however, and I finished these prototypes.
I had gone through different pattern websites and run some ideas by my sister-in-law. Some passed muster, some didn't. This one did, and I hope my niece approves. This is a prototype, to see if she likes it and how the sizing is before I use "new" fabric. I used long held stash fabric. The stars/lightning print was either a JAF or WM find when Thing 2 was a baby, because I remember thinking about using it for a diaper bag. The green broadcloth happened to be in my stash, which was great, since it goes well. I also didn't realize until later that there's totally a watermelon vibe going on here, but that's fine since it's summer.
This is a size 6 - tea length, with the waist ruffle. Next time, I plan to try piping at the waist instead of a ruffle. Just for kicks.