Today I've got a rather simple design! A little black dress with a twist. Basically what I did is make a tight fitting dress, out of some plain cotton with a little of stretch. I did put in a zipper on the side, but iIf you want to recreate this dress, and not give yourself such a hard time by putting in a zipper, choose a fabric that stretches, but is not too thin. Also if you are not very experienced with sewing, you could do the same, but without the sleeves. This is what the design comes down to:

The upper part is made out of the lace and I also added some sleeves, which is of course a personal style issue, whether you want to or not. I use this pattern as a basis for many of my dresses. Once you get the fit right, keep the pattern and reuse in different ways.