Yep - you guessed - I tossed reason to the side, pulled out some of this
|cotton plaid fabric from Etoffes des Heros|
rifled through these to find a suitable pattern
decided on this
|Dress E from Japanese Pattern Book - Stylish Dress Book 1|
and made myself a dress
I cut a size 9 and followed the pattern directions completely except for omitting one of the pockets and adding some piping at the top of the pocket to give it some definition.
|Black piping at top of pocket|
After wearing the dress for a day, I basted the pocket closed so that it doesn't gape. (This also means that little hands can't put random things in the pocket which is an added bonus!)
Sewing for others and grown up proper projects are all very well but once in a while a bit of instant gratification is needed!