I can't remember how I stumbled upon this tutorial but it was sitting on my pinterest 'To Craft - clothes' board for a while before I decided it was time to start using my self drafted skirt block as a base for bigger and better things. That and I wanted to make a dress like this.
The bodice looks pretty similar to new look 6144. Which I picked up in a 3 patterns for $15 sale a while back also.
Sometimes inspiration pieces have a way of motivating me to actually get off my butt to sew instead of just pinterest-ing things I would like to sew. I used Rhonda's peg skirt tutorial which comes in two parts here and here and it was easy enough to follow.
This is what the skirt looks like without a belt, ignore the face, it's the best one I have of the skirt. Next time I'll move the pleat closest to the centre towards the centre front a bit more.
It looks better belted to seperate the blob of my top and to cinch my waist to give the illusion of a nice silhouette, as does my awkwardly lean-y pose.
I just used the back of my skirt block pattern to complete the back of the peg skirt.