These were the dresses Ms. Billie taught me to make that got me started in crocheting again. Their legs go down into a toilet paper roll so the dress can cover it – which makes it look like a ball gown. I have seen dolls made with no legs for this purpose. But I haven’t been able to find any – not even at Hobby Lobby. So you can either cut their legs off – which ruins the doll for any other purpose – or you have to make the dress longer.