I was struggling to choose between it and this other piece but in the end went with purple over brown. That being said Liebemarlene's brown gingham shirt inspired me to buy a skirt in a similar brown print (damn you internet inspiration!).
Finally, posting may get a bit sparse for the next few weeks while I begin the process of drafting and sewing my competition dress. Pleating is not fun especially when you are making things up as you go along!