I used an embroidered chambray fabric that I had in my stash. It is soft and lightweight and very easy to work with. The combination of an "easy" fabric and an excellent pattern made this dress a pure pleasure to sew.
The dress looks more complicated to make than it actually is. The instructions are excellent and the methods used make it easy to get a good looking product.
Rag curls! Boing, boing!
I slightly altered the pattern pieces to make it work with the border print - mostly just straightening out the side seams.