Well, I took the plunge and made myself a dress. Sure, it may not look like much on the hanger- just some knit fabric and some elastic. But, I love it on. It is the most comfortable thing I've ever worn and I happen to think I look pretty dang cute in it.
It is the softest knit ever and the perfect shade of purple. Plus, it was only 2.50 a yard on the JoAnn's clearance rack! For once it was actually cheaper to sew a dress than buy a dress. The pattern is from BurdaStyle- 04/2013 #129. It was really simple- once I downloaded the pattern, printed it, taped it all together, traced it and added seam allowances, that is. I think I spent twice as long doing that as I did actually sewing. After all that work, I feel like I should make another. Maybe a blouse this time.