As you can see, there are actually two borders on this fabric! There's a small scale rose border on one selvage, and a big one on the other. This means you can use the different scales for different effects in your garment. For this dress, I decided to use the small border along a puff sleeve and the large border on the skirt.
The patterns are a combo from my new book: the Surplice Midriff Bodice, the Puff Sleeve, and the All-Around Pleated Skirt. The bodice pieces were all cut from the polka dot portion of the fabric, no borders there.
I also added a little knot-style bow at the bust. To do this, I made two fabric rectangles that were 4" x 12" and then made points at either end. Sew the two rectangles together using a 1/4" seam allowance, leaving a hole to turn right side out. Turn, press, and hand sew the hole closed.
This bodice is obviously pretty low-cut, so consider yourself warned! There's also a boatneck bodice that you could swap out in this design if you want more coverage.
This fabric is also available in yellow from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
And if you're looking for last year's grey, I have some in my etsy shop!