It's a little bit late for Christmas, but I still haven't posted pictures of the finished Christmas dress:
Pattern: BurdaStyle 10/2009 115
Fabric: 100% wool tartan bought at a local fabric store
Alterations: I had to take in the princess seams at the waist quite a bit, and I cut a larger size at the hips, omitted the belt.
I wore the dress for the Christmas Celebration at my parents' place. Paired with a long, black cardigan this dress is quite wearable also at lower temparature - for going outdoors I would add tights and boots! And the festive look would require some make-up, of course ...