I made this Birthday Maxi Dress with the help of Cat On A Limb. She posted step by step directions on how to draft the pattern. I did add flutter sleeves instead of making the shrug because I didn't have enough time to make it. (While you are there, check out her tutorial on making Cherry Blossom Branches and she is having a fabulous giveaway - go quick, it ends tonight!)
These were from a broken bracelet.
This dress well used on her birthday - climbing on rocks and dirt piles and all. It had to earn every one of those wrinkles.