I knew that it had to be a dress with a full, gathered skirt to fully show off the border print but I had a couple of different options for the bodice. I ended up choosing the cowl neck bodice from the By Hand London Holly jumpsuit pattern. It was a good choice, because I think it goes so well with a gathered skirt!
The skirt is cut on the cross-grain so I could display the border print properly. The border print was on both sides of the fabric so I just cut straight down the middle. The skirt is longer than I usually go for, but it's a very elegant length. I like it.
Thanks so much for reading and to Ed for taking the pictures!