A few weeks ago Ivy and I watched the 1995 version of A Little Princess, which is a lovely movie, but takes so many liberties with the book. It's really more of a remake of the Shirley Temple version, complete with the saccharine sweet happy ending. We found the 1980's Wonderworks production, which was much more faithful, as well as reading the book with Tasha Tudor's illustrations.
Ivy became fascinated (of all things) with scullery maids. When she requested a uniform, I was inclined to oblige. I had an old pattern for a sort of pioneer girl costume--Simplicity 9708, and modified the colonial girl cap to look more like a servant's cap.
I've yet to get her to do any actually scrubbing.