I picked up some lace today for the dress. Wasn't smart enough to pick up a dress pattern though.
Well, not totally true, there was a sale on at the fabric store today and I was lucky to get out of the place with my hands in tact. I never got near the patterns or the ribbons or anything else needed for the thing. I lucked out though, as I hung around the "end bins" and got 5 meters of lace and a very pretty cotton material.
I'll try to get back to the fabric store on the weekend for a pattern and stuff.
Now, if I actually get this thing finished and looking anything like a proper skirt/dress by Hallowe'en I'll be shocked.