while doing some research for an upcoming project with natalie, we stumbled upon burdastyle (actually natalie did). i've spent some time there lately, mostly looking at it from a format standpoint; burdastyle is a place where users can upload/download sewing patterns, comment & review them & post their own takes a pattern. i've looked past some of the really clear, simple & gorgeous patterns they have available, many for free.
on my 2008 to do list i mentioned sewing a dress with a pattern. maybe that will change, maybe it will be these pants (chris don't throw up) or the skirt pictured above, but of course - it could be this very simple dress (i think i'll add a thick waist band or corset).