Here are the old and the new little dolls in two versions of the same pattern. The old doll has the skirt of her petticoat made from a length of ready gathered broderie englaise. The new doll's skirt is plain fabric edged with lace (which I still can't get to show up well in pictures).
There is about forty years difference in the ages of these dolls, I think. I haven't seen any new dolls made in the same way as the old one for a long time. The new doll is much better made and probably costs the equivalent amount to the original price of the old doll.