It's done in a green corduroy. I love the color of the corduroy. I don't think it's photographing well because it's a beautiful color. I may have to get DH to break out his fancy camera. This was a quick project to bring together. The skirt can be done with either the box pleat like I did or several pleats the entire way around. The little flap pockets have a secret:
I hope Piper isn't too disappointed when she discovers these are just pocket flaps and not actual pockets.
The bodice is lined and it too has a secret:
I considered lining the entire dress but it is corduroy so it will be warm enough as it is. I can't wait to see Piper wearing this with a turtle neck and tights underneath. Of course, she already wants to wear it. Try convincing a 2 year old that corduroy isn't the best fabric for 100 degree weather. Since I have the pattern pieces sitting on my sewing table still, I may have to whip another up for her to wear now.
I tried to think of some tips/tricks/hints that would help to bring this one together easier but really can't come up with anything. The directions are pretty clear. This would be a great project for a beginner sew-er as it yields beautiful results with just a little effort.