So I was browsing Etsy one night, as one does, and I came upon this amazing dress pattern:
It's a PDF of a pattern one has to draft, with special rulers and whatnot. I'm a reasonably experienced sewing person, but I've never drafted a pattern. How horrible will this be? Take into consideration that I LOVE this dress. (There are some other amazing things in her shop.)
Also, my stepmother is a very accomplished seamstress, so if I get into trouble I can throw myself on her mercy.