I make them when my customers request them. They are a pain in the rear!!! Oh, I also make them when my daugther requests them, too! lol
Here are a couple of pics for you to see. But, I don't use patterns. I just kind of know the sizing and go from there. I do that for everything I sew, really. I guess I do have a pattern, but not on paper?
these for some girls going to the American Girl Store in Dallas. One of the moms said that everyone was stopping them and asking where those outfits were located in the store. That made me feel really good!
and then this is my daughter with one of her many babies and their matching dresses
the only real tip i have when making them is...patience, patience, patience!