We had a Rollie Pollie and Orphan Annie for Halloween. I could have saved a lot of time if I had bought costumes, but who sells a rollie pollie!?! My kids had such creative requests, I just couldn't turn them down. Believe it or not, I was very inspired by this tutorial to make the Annie dress for my 4 year old. I took a pattern-making class during college, and I haven't done much with pattern making since then. A lot of what I learned came back to me as I made my own patterns. I traced my daughter's dress to form the bodice, sleeves and collar. Originally I planned on making a step-by-step tutorial, but I got crunched for time and quit taking pictures along the way. Here's a few pics to get an idea of how I made the dress. It was a lot of work, but a great challenge, and I only spent $9 total for both costumes!