I found the pattern for this '50s style dress in my pattern box. Must have got it on a "$1 per Pattern" sale day at Joanns. I added a tulle ruffle under the skirt in place of a crinoline, and made a simple pearl necklace with some beads and beading wire.
I think this dress would be cute on Maryellen or any fifties doll. Maybe even as a modern dress--for a party or something.