here) because it's a good example of a boned garment. My high-waisted boned skirt tutorial today is really just a short strapless bodice, if you think about it. You can use the same techniques to make a strapless dress, but you will want to omit the horsehair canvas (too stiff) and sandwich the boning in between a layer of lining fabric and a layer of silk organza instead.
This dress also demonstrates how to effectively use stripes on a full circle skirt. See how the grain line is horizontal at the center front skirt? Because the skirt is a complete circle, the stripes become vertical at the side seams, so there's no need to match stripes up at the seams, since they'll be parallel to each other.
The red arrows in this photo show the grainline.