What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be frightened to attempt patterns that look difficult. Just practice first. Remember it's all chains and loops! Once you have selected the bodice you want its just a matter of looking for a stitch pattern to suit for the skirt and sleeves. Either add a row of dc's (sc US) to bottom of the bodice & work the skirt and sleeve pattern on that row or work the skirt first and then sew them on.