This is how i made her dress.
First, i gathered all my supplies!
pen, tracing paper, measuring tape, and poppet
first i lay my poppet down about the mddle of the page, and mark out hips, arms, waist, and where the crotch is on the poppet.
ad i connect hem all together so i have a rough shape of my poppet outline on there.
i measure out the hips and waist on the poppet..
this is mostly to double check it later for the size of the dress. and depending on how you want to put the dress on as well.
so after this, i fold the paper in half so when i cut it out, i'll have a full pattern. you can leave it in half if you want too.
i sketch out a few ideas for what i want the dress to look like.
finally settled for about half way, i wanted a fuller skirt, and the arms are going to be sewn together with ribbons to hold it on.
i then cut it out and tried the paper dress on my poppet. they make great subjects. you can pin it right to them, no complaints!
Made a few adjustments to it. the shoulder was a little too long. i ended up cutting it back. Then i sketched out the back piece for it. you generally want the neck int he back higher then the front, unless going for a apron look.
then i put it on the fabric and with a pencil, i sketched it lightly onto the fabric i was using for one side of my dress. ( i made mine reversable, you can do what you want at this point!)
i do suggest to cut out a fairly wider seam allowance when doing this. i sewed on all the lines i put ont eh fabric, so you will need some extra room. you can always cut it down he seam allowance after you sew it together.
now i finished it off by sewing ribbons into the shoulders and making a inside layer so the dress is reversable.
this is a good way to do pants (like the poppet pants tutorial) dresses, shirts, skirts. let your imagination go wild!