My kids and I saw Coraline last weekend and I wanted to make a Coraline doll--for myself, but I relented and made it for my older daughter. The younger wants a toy of the cat, I guess that's next.
I used an old t-shirt dyed with tea for the head and body, the legs are striped fabric. The coat is yellow felt. All the clothes can be removed except for the stockings. I just made up the pattern by referring to online photos of the actual doll in the movie. The key is an old skeleton key with a button glued to it.
close-up of the face
shoes and stockings
dragonfly button used as her hairclip. It's actually pink but it caught the flash.
My daughter is so happy with it. I was getting a little obsessive over it not looking exactly
like the doll in the movie, but I'm still quite proud of how it turned out. Although if you aren't familiar with the movie it's a pretty creepy doll!
Edited to add--I finished the cat last night
at is made from black felt, with embroidered eyes and nose. He is sort of posable--his legs are thread jointed, which is sort of like button jointed without the buttons, which makes for a looser joint which works with this toy. He is about 8 inches from the tip of his ear to his toes. Coraline measures about 15 inches tall.