Ok, so this isn't exactly doll related, but I thought I'd share anyway. This could be a fun project to prepare for the debut of Mary Ellen, the new AG historical girl rumored to be from the 1950s.
I just took a large rectangle of felt, folded it in half, and cut a curve along the top and bottom edges. Then I unfolded it and attached a ribbon along the waistline using fabric tape. I cut out the poodle using a pattern I found online and attached that with fabric tape as well. I added a pom pom for the tail, and it's done!
It ties right on over a shirt or shorts. I paired it with a twin sweater set and some Bobby socks to complete the retro look for my daughter's 50th day of preschool. I didn't have time to iron out the crease or embellish the poodle with a ribbon leash, but I think it still turned out pretty cute.