I made this dress for the Morrissey Doll Pattern company contest. I'm hoping that I will win so I can get the beautiful blonde and blue eyes doll. (fingers crossed)! I spent about a week making the dress some of it was my own screw ups (I had to reattach the skirt 4 times because I kept catching the gathers in the hem. Ugh!) Aside from that this is the first time that I've used beads on a dress (had a bit of trouble with that also I wasn't making the knot in the thread big enough and the thread would pull through and the bead would fall off) finally got that worked out and this is also the first time I've done embroidery on a dress (I traced the cherries onto the collar and then embroidered them on. :) Plus I made a net underskirt to add fullness to the skirt, bloomers and a hair bow. :) I was kinda nervous about entering the contest but I am pretty proud of what I finally accomplished.