Pam- I just posted this because it's a great visual of a possible layout. I also like this sectional idea. But I think this is ideal. I can help you find everything. Happy to go with you. You have 9 hours of my time left!
Sewing pattern/ dress - Hey...this is just like used to do to make Barbie Doll dresses. I knew it'd come in handy some day. :-)
Santee Maxi Dress-Santee Maxi Dress by Tanvi Kedia $298