I stuffed the covers so it's like a pillow book, and then I put on an applique of a cupcake that I had cut out and decorated with bugle bead sprinkles. The cover is too long for the pages because I was planning to put a pencil holder along the side, but I got too lazy. I'll get around to it sometime, I suppose.
I made a doll kimono as a test, because I am planning to make one for myself. It turned out well!
They were actually so easy to make that I thought everyone should make one! And, if you use your own measurements, you can make this for yourself too! Thus, I made a tutorial.
NOTE!! The pattern is meant to make a kimono that is to be tied the traditonal way that they are worn. You can find a guide on how to do that here: http://www.japaneselifestyle.com.au/fashion/how_to_wear_yukata.html . This site also has instructions on how to tie many types of obi knots. If you want to save a lot of trouble and just wear the kimono like a plain robe, only make the kimono the length from the doll's shoulder to about 1/4 of an inch from the floor.
The dress looks like it has a lightly boned (or bone-free) corset under it, and the corset is either kind of baroque-shaped or the actress has a very tiny chest. (OR the actual bodice might have a little boning in it itself) The strip of fabric that runs under the bust is slightly ruched.
The pleats at the top of the skirt look like they're cartrige-pleated, but I can't really tell from the one picture that I've seen. If it really is pleated that way, a tutorial is at: http://www.elizabethancostume.net/cartpleat/
Although I'm not much of a fan of bubble skirts, I've got to admit--you did a great job! And THANK YOU for the tutorial!!!!!! My cousin has been wanting me to make her one for ages!!! Now I can finally make her one; baby blue fabric with gold stripes running down it. I'll take pictures if/when I make it. ^_^