Originally Posted by cj12sc82
Would it be effective if I just add on some fabric for the bow collar thing and the pockets to a regular button down shirt? And the same with some cream and red colored fabric for her headband?
I think you've got a good notion for the shirt ^_^. While I'm all for making things by hand, there are instances where it looks just as good (and is often more cost effective) to work off of an existing piece of clothing.
As for the headband, I say go with your comfort level. It should be a very easy piece to sew, but if you've already got a band that you want to embellish I'm sure that would work well too. Good luck!