This dress is totally hot, I want to make one too now!
I usually make my own patterns by tracing clothing onto newspaper. The top shouldn't be very hard to do this for, and you can probably figure out the ruffly skirt part pretty easy, too. Here are some instructions for making ruffles: http://www.burdastyle.com/howtos/show/1454
Just remember to cut the fabric larger than the actual pattern, so you have some margin to work with for the zipper and seams.
thanks I am the type that needs to follow a pattern,so im not sure I can make my own pattern. I agree the ruffles part would be ok to do but the bodice hmmm......
It is a fab dress isnt it? I was prepared to pay up to $100! sigh, but someone beat me to it as always!