I actually started this dress back in October, but then got tired and left it unfinished until today. All I had left to do was finished the waistband, sew on some straps, and hem it.
Sorry, I am a bit of a goofball.
This is how my ideas start- I sketch my idea, find fabric swatches (I buy almost all my fabric and notions from thrift stores) and then do measurements. Next comes the patternmaking and sewing.
I made the pattern myself with the help of the most amazing book in the world! "Design-it-Yourself Clothes: Patternmaking Simplified" by Cal Patch. Try it out if you are interested in designing your own clothes, but don't have any patterns. You won't be sorry!