Since Hoshicon is over the next even on my list is the Carolina Renaissance Festival, and I want to make a dress for it. I decided that I don't want to do anything overly complicated, so instead of designing my own I'm going straight from a pattern. Let me take you on the journey while I narrow down my choices.
At this time the fall previews (2015) for both McCall's and Simplicity are available. Since I do not own any of the patterns from the fall preview yet, I did not include them in my selections. There are two that are worth mentioning though.
The frozen fever one (Simplicity 1094), I would consider but probably not make because of the sort sleeve issue.
The peacock dress is one I could see working if I were going for enchantress or sorceress.
All patterns that came close but didn't make it.
1347(not currently available)
1487 (not currently available)