I could not tell you what this fabric was intended for. I personally bought it to make a "swing jacket" for a Christmas party, but never got around to it. It will be much more loved as a fabulous dress for a pretty princess (although I think it looks a bit more like a queen's dress).
With nearly a full circle skirt in not-so-lightweight fabric, I did not want to hang anything else from the top, so instead of a full slip with crinoline, I sewed a lining and crinoline strip 8-inches wide at 10 inches from the bottom of the hem of the skirt. I wasn't sure how this would work out. It worked pretty well, but tended to create a bit of puckering at that point much of the way around. I had intended to put a row of the braid over it anyway, so that worked out well.
Unlike her princess dress for her birthday (http://nanabs-sewing-fun.
blogspot.com/2011/02/every-so- often-complete-fit-of- insanity.html), I did not have too much crinoline in this one. In fact, it would be better if it fluffed out a tad more, so I added a strip of really strong stiffener to the bottom of the hem of the lining behind the crinoline.
You can see where I attached the lining and the crinoline (which I had gathered onto the lining). You can also see the stiffener. The stiffener does help hold the skirt out a bit more, but it insists on rolling or curling up a lot and I think it must have been intended to be inserted into a "sleeve" of fabric partway up a garment, NOT at the hem where it can roll and curl up. (another lesson learned)
And the front
I have the wrist band gold sequin elastic stuff, but am still trying to find the sheer mesh for the little wrist scarves princesses LOVE.