Decided on The Sewing Workshop Eshrug pattern which I've made before and loved. It is a one piece pattern (plus sleeves) that fits wonderfully---I've previously tweeked it to make it longer with bigger armholes. I was able to get it made with time to spare and had a great time at the party. Even got several comments on my "unusual outfit"
I'm also continuing to work through the "Pattern Magic Stretch Fabric" book and add to my holiday wardrobe collection.