Apparently in the 1930s, these were made as dolls by the well-known Effanbee Doll Co. They came in at least 3 sizes: 15", 17" and 20". I found this photo which references 5 outfits available for them:
Here's the face of the 1930s version:
It's not too bad.
But here's a more recent one...
Tell me you wouldn't be afraid to sleep in a room with that sitting on a chair watching you!
I love finding really unusual sewing patterns and this one is certainly unusual!