This dress certainly has plenty of curves to deal with. The skirt is circular so I had to clip the waist area to attach it to the bodice. The hem of the skirt is done in a similar way except I didn't clip it. If the hem had been quite deep I might have clipped it or I might have gathered it slightly but it is fairly narrow so it didn't need it, just tacked/basted then machined round. I got the idea for this dress from here but used the circular skirt pattern from the Christmas dress and the bodice from another dress.
I made this cape out of flannel. When I bought this fabric I thought it looked a bit dowdy but it turned out nice for use as outdoor wear. The hat the doll is wearing was a swap from a friend, I think it goes really well with the cape.