I cut a hole for the waist, turned it under once and sewed a place for the elastic to go. I threaded the elastic through the waist and fitted it to myself. I was told we were pretty close in size, which was nice since she was not there for modeling and sizing.
I found a poodle image that I like and drew it on some transfer paper. Then I ironed that onto some white felt and cut it out. I found the placement and hand stitched the poodle to the skirt. I must admit that my stitched started out nice and neat and ended up bit bigger, just attaching the darn poodle to the skirt. I machine sewed the ric rack on for the leash.
I made a three layered tulle skirt to go underneath, but I don't think she'll need it. It actually was really full and a bit too much. I did not think it was flattering on my waist, but maybe she will want it. She's supposed to send me a picture when she's all dressed up. I can't wait to see it. Despite this dark picture, it's a really pretty dark purple with a purple glittery leash.