Emily is wearing a pleated French sundress from a 1909 pattern, but I have a hard time imagining the short, sleeveless style going over well in the US during a time when girls were practically covered from head to toe. Perhaps it was worn as a pinafore or slip? Following US styles, the dress would be more appropriate for Kit and Molly. At any rate, it was a very fun dress to sew. The pattern is originally from the The Bleu Door and was scaled to fit an 11" Bleuette doll. I've resized the pattern to fit an 18" American Girl doll.This pattern may not be the best for a beginner since it includes no sewing directions. You will need some basic background knowledge on how to assemble the parts of a doll dress.