I used old linens with lovely crocheted edgings for the sleeves and trim on this dress. I buy them just for this purpose at yard/rummage sales. Often they have small tears or stains, but I can work around those. These dolls were very inexpensive and always sold without clothing; girls or their mothers were supposed to dress them, like I did this one. Now this doll is ready to go back to her home, and I will eventually dress the one that is mine, and give her a new lower leg.