I have seen a few skirts from Simplicity 2226 and think I will try it. I am not so sure about all the gathers at the front, but I will never know unless I give it a go.
I love this dress from Modcloth I discovered on Pinterest. McCalls 3537 (found on Etsy) is quite similar.
I have made a muslin of the Colette Parfait dress on the weekend and made a few adjustments so I need to make another muslin to check them.
I love the skirt on this vintage pattern - great pockets. I am not so sure about the top so I may make the skirt and use another dress pattern for the top.