A lot happened by accident. Try it, change it, try it again. See, I doubled up the cream fabric because it was slightly see through.
The pink band in the middle was added once I realized the dress was going to be too short for my liking. The green portion of the sleeves was taken off the bottom layer of the skirt since I wanted some green on the top for balance.
Most of the cream ribbon was added to hide the plain sewing lines. Thus I pieced this together little by little. Cut, lay it out, sew it on, take it off, recut or set it aside, try a different piece, etc. Over and over. Not as vexing as it may sound. I enjoy the "process of creating " this way.