First off I think you will have fun crocheting the dresses with the #10 thread.. as for doll stands you will either need to be very handy and creative or just go and pick one up... the prices vary.. I picked up a lot of them several years back but I couldn't tell you how much they cost... I would think any craft store or even craft section of a store would have one... I don't know where your at but my drug store has them... I collect dolls so I like the nice wooden based ones.. I have some that never show and they are very cheap..