A couple of summers ago I was inspired by this tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=411013.0. I took some measurements and made a pattern using wrapping paper (my goto pattern making material ). At the time I made two dresses, which I wear regularly.
The other day I saw my little wrapping paper patterns and decided to make two more dresses. The 2nd one was made by following Jane's tutorial exactly. The first one is just a slight variation that uses two pieces of fabric instead of four.
I am pretty happy with the dresses, and also with how using a new fabric with an old pattern can create a whole new look.
Just for fun here are the dresses I originally made with these same patterns: You can see how the first floral one uses the same pattern as the first one above except it has sleeves. The second purple one is just the same as the 2nd one above.