And I think I came pretty darn close!
I drafted the skirt pattern...there's a sash, 2 belt loops at the side seams, and pockets. I had limited yardage for the skirt since it's a vintage piece from my mom's stash. I 'creatively' cut some of the pieces to make it fit. Grainlines, what grainlines? For the elastic casing, I ended up sewing a panel (red gingham) on the inside a la the Swingset skirt. If I'd had enough yardage, I would have folded the top of the skirt over to make the casing. The top is a Chez Ami ribknit and I used Otobre Design 06/09 #38 as my pattern with a few modifications (eliminating the gores and continuing the straight side seams all the way down). Since I wanted it to be snug, I used size 134. Most of K's tops from OD have been at least a 140, if not bigger. I also added a shelf bra to the inside to give a little more coverage in the chest.
I attached the skirt a little lower than my inspiration dress had it. 1. I didn't want the skirt to be too short and 2. I think it looks more flattering on K to have it sit a little lower.
I'm glad I didn't choose to do a tutorial while working on the dress like I originally planned. I did several things out of order, causing more work for myself. Typical. There are also a few things I'll do differently next time. However, I will eventually post one...K wants another dress like this!