Since I live in Alaska, I wanted a kuspuk, which is kind of like a tunic traditionally worn by Yu'pik women here. I have seen Yup'iks and other Alaskans wear these, but mostly, for dress and traditional cultural celebrations. On occasion, I see women wearing them at places like the airport (and mostly, it seems, these women are on their way to places like Bethel, which is a large Yup'ik village in western Alaska).
I made mine using fabric and trim inherited from Nick's mom, Carol. She was an artist and a quilter, and when she died, I got some of her cottons. Most of these are now used up - I made a lot of aprons a while back and gave them as gifts. But I have a few pieces, still, and the print on this dress is traditional for a Kuspuk - usually they're made of printed cotton with rick rack trim, or similar other trim.
This is the pattern I used. Being that I'm in Alaska, I was able to pick it up easily at a local quilting store. I don't think they're easily found outside Alaska, except by webstore/mail order. At least, I never saw one of these before I came to Alaska a year and a half ago.
Here is a great website from a lady who makes and sells Kuspuks. You can see here some different design variations.
I think I will be making a second Kuspuk, but the second one will not be of traditional printed cotton. I'm thinking a lightweight silk might be interesting.