I've made the Princess & the Pea doll set before, but I changed up the pattern a wee bit to accommodate a little twirly skirt for the doll (to match the one I made for the wee recipient). I used the free Black Apple pattern from Martha again, but narrowed the torso so it was less a trapezoid & more a rectangle (thanks, geometry class that I had to take twice!).
I used the Heather Ross fabric that I have been DYING over but couldn't justify buying until this project. The human-sized twirly skirt pattern was free from oliver + s here.
The motivation for this whole project came from hearing that my new favorite four-year-old loved Ariel. I wanted to make her a mermaid, so I drew up a mermaid tail prosthesis--lined with muslin for stability, and secured with elastic at the waist. It was fairly simple to put together & I'll be happy to scan the pattern if anyone wants it.
Because Ariel swaps out her tail for legs in the story, I made her a skirt, too. And, so she doesn't forget her roots, I made her a shell necklace by filling the shell with epoxy & setting the ribbon in it.
And, of course, another human-sized matching twirly skirt. (Also all Heather Ross fabric.)