No pictures yet. After surveying your responses Saturday afternoon, I knew that the floral fabric was meant to be. Truth be told, I had gone looking for that fabric, and stumbled upon the ice blue one, and begun to question my concept. You all reassured me that I was on the right track.
So after finding myself dubbed "creative" on Saturday by Duckie, a title I didn't think I deserved, I decided it was time to get my lazy butt in gear. I found a pattern, made necessary alterations, and off I went. Well, Sunday I finished the dress, put it on, and looked in the mirror. My reaction was, "My butt makes this dress look fat!!!" The ruffle, starting out at 3 times the diameter of the dress, was way too big. So, I ripped it off, and started again, aiming for 1.5 times the dress. It will be better. I hope to have time to finish in the next couple of days, and then I can take pictures.
A funny story from my little guy: Before I took the ruffle off, I showed the two youngest my dress. Ryan shrugged. It's another dress, so what. My little Mark responded, "Nice dress. Where will you wear it?" I explained that it is for the wedding we're attending. He said, "You'll be very pretty in it. Can I wear a suit? I want everyone to know I'm important." So, my important 9 year old will be wearing a suit to an outdoor 4th of July wedding.