First, cut off two fingers of the mitten and cut off the wristband part. At this point, you have your doll mittens and earmuffs (which can double as a headband.) The fingers that you cut are the gloves and the wristband is the earmuffs. Then you can make them "fancy" by adding small embellishments or felt/foam pieces. PERFECT for 18" dolls
Sweetheart Neckline Sloper (a basic pattern developed on paper by drafting or in cloth by draping, but with seam allowances omitted, used as a tool to create other patterns.). Same principle for an American Girl Doll.
Details. . .they're what takes your doll clothes from "so-so" to "wow". Machine embroidery is one of those special details. In this tutorial (complete with step-by-step photos), Eileen's Machine Embroidery blog explains the steps to placing your designs exactly where you want them.