Months ago, I pinned this little Atelier Assemblé dress to my Pinterest board. I loved the idea of aligning piping in the bodice with pleats in the skirt. In my own version, there are four lines of piping instead of two. My idea was also for the lines to have a more natural curve, but in the finished dress, unfortunately they look pretty straight.
For the bodice, I took this pattern. The skirt is just a rectangle with four pleats in the front, and four in the back. The fabric is Ironwood from Lotta Jansdotter’s Echo line.
I don’t think it looks too bad for a first attempt, but in a next version, I would like more curve in the piping, and I would like the pleats and piping to be more towards the middle of the dress.