I made it! LOOK.
I used a pattern but slightly altered it. Only slightly though, I suck
I'm really proud of how it turned out. It's a little bit flawed, but it's the best thing I made so far! And the item of clothing that prompted my mother to ask me, "Eleanor, are you a... GOTH?"
(If you could see how many percent cute and pink my wardrobe is, you'd maybe find it amusing too, rather than just somewhat baffling)
anyway enough rambling. BACK TO ADVENTURE!
sorry for being crap at taking photos of myself =(