Have picked up a couple of embroidery design sets made for sewing doll clothes. Picked up the 18" doll clothes pattern (ie American Girl) via internet download, but purchased the 11 1/2" doll clothes pattern (ie Barbie) from Nancy's Notions. You can find the creators at Sisters In Stitches.
Took on the 18" doll clothes. It was a breeze. You stitch out the bodice, collar, sleeves and corresponding facings - stitch them together using a 1/4" seam - hem and gather the skirt - attach the skirt and you're done. I used my serger to do a rolled hem on the sleeves and skirt.
Kit is dressed and ready to play. What a fun project!