This is another set for my gray/black/white coordinate group. The fabric is a black with grey/white dots cotton poplin fabric designed by Liesl Gibson, who also produces the Lisette pattern line for Simplicity Patterns.
Lisette dotted poplin
Gray tweed knit (#5028) and double sided linen plaid both from Apple Annie's fabrics
Gray stretch lace from Fabric Mart Fabrics
As for the Simplicity pattern - Well I haven't sewn a Simplicity pattern in I can't tell you how long. It had the old facings with bulky shoulder seams that I modified with Louise Cutting's technique for eliminating the seams on neckline facings (copied her My Hearts a'Flutter shell neckline facing) and used Linda Lee's technique for the narrow hems of the Pearl and Opal jackets on the circular hemline of the peplum top.
The style, lines and fit of the top are chic and flattering. It requires an 18" zipper in the back or you couldn't put it on. This is a shirt weight cotton poplin and has a crisp hand - like good poplin. I'm sure if you used a knit or crepe fabric like Liesl used for her Attache dress, it would behave differently.
Here's the eSkirt again worn with the stretch lace Giorgio's Top. In this photo, I pleated up one side of the top and secured the pleats with a pin to create an asymmetrical look. I like it.