This is what I'm working on at the moment. I cannot remember where I found this pattern, but it's been near the top of my to do list for a bit. I love this look, but won't be able to carry off a skirt that pouffe-y (my hips are 'bouffant' enough as it is, thanks), so the bottom bit is getting a do-over. And I think the bodice needs lining. I have some navy blue crepe that's been sitting in my stash for ages which I think would look really nice, but it was expensive and I don't want to cobble it up into a dress I won't end up wearing. My patience for dressmaking has been a bit lacking of late, actually. So to start, I'm sewing it up in a boring old black and white dot cotton fabric, and I'll take it from there. If you don't see a black and white spot dress on this blog in the next few weeks, you'll know I stuffed it up royally.
Update: I stuffed it up royally.