This was the big success this Christmas as far as I was concerned. My mom and sister got in on it and we put together a "traveling trunk" that would have been for Laura in Little House on the Prairie (my nieces favorite story). The bonnet was a little more challenging than the dress, just because of gathering and visible seams, but on the whole I think they both came out pretty good.
At first she refused to wear it and I was never quite clear on the reason, but after some negotiation with her mother she put it on and seemed to enjoy it. Ha!