I recently finished the cutest little shrug for my daghter's baptism. I also found the perfect dress to go with it. Yes, I make accessories first and then find the perfect outfit to go with them.
Here is a link to the pattern. Yes, you have to buy it from Interweave.
I have also completed Alana Dakos' "Cream & Sugar Cowl." http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cream-and-sugar-cowl It is made with one skein of sock yarn, so the possibilities are endless. I love the feel of the yarn that I chose, but I want to make another one in Madelinetosh Sock yarn like the pattern calls for because I want to see why this yarn is becoming so popular and the color selections are lovely.
I used Classic Elite "Alpaca Sox." This is thinner than recommended but it still produced a cowl with great fit. Please check out my Ravelry page for more details.http://www.ravelry.com/projects/knitterlydesigns