My girls needed some poodle skirts for the sock hop held at their school last month. At the time I made them I didn't have a child pattern. So I went to the Internet and found a great pattern. I had an adult pattern and used the poodle from there and reduced them. They picked out their own fabric from my stash and let me know exactly how to finish it.
Don't know if you've seen the movie Frankenweenie but Ruby wanted her poodle to look like Sparky's girlfriend.