I love the book Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love by Hillary Lang. You’ll be seeing a lot of it on this blog. My love for her work started with the Mermaiden doll. Free pattern found here.
Here’s a montage of the one’s I’ve made so far.
Upper left (purple/purple) was my first one. A big learning curve.
The third one is blond and made of flannel with a matching blanket (a baby gift for a friend).
The bottom row were made for a friend with 3 little girls. The red haired one was an attempt to look like Disney’s Little Mermaid. I also made little sleeping bags for these dolls.