I found this dress pattern on Prudent Baby (which is my new favorite blog!). My only issue is the head opening is a bit tight. Next time I'm going to make the neck a bit bigger and flared sleeves! One of the things I love about the Prudent Baby site is that a lot of the patterns are adjustable. So, dress length and sleeve length you can decide on the fly! Over all this dress took me about 2 hours to make (and part of that was trying to figure out how the button holer on my sewing machine worked).
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!