For the pattern of this dress I started with the Black Bird tunic from Shwin&Shwin. This is just for the outline. I actually only used the back neckline piece for both the back and the front neck, and the tunic portion with an addition of sleeves and a lengthening piece. Here are my adjustments to create the peek-a-boo ric rac.
Start with your neck pieces cutting 1 in half which will be the back piece. Cut 2 of each piece (outside & lining). Then attach the front and back pieces at the shoulders.
Now we are going to attach the lining to the outside. With both pieces RST place the ric rac in between the two pieces. Pin at each ric rac curve and sew along the outside and inside edges leaving the ends open for flipping. Flip neck piece right side out and tuck under the ends. Sew the ends closed.
Now take your bodice top and fold over the neckline 1/4 inch and another 1/4 inch. Press and topstitch in place. Repeat with back tunic piece.
Create pleats in the front of the bodice. I made a center box pleat 1 inch wide and 2, 1/2 inch side pleats. On the back piece I measured the middle and pressed to create a line. Then I created two box pleats, 1 on each side of the line, 1 inch each. Top stitch the pleats in place.
Finally with RST sew up the sides of the dress starting at the bottom and up through the sleeve. I find it easier to match up if you pin at the bottom and then at the underarm and finally at the end of the sleeve.
Turn the dress right side out and you are done. This was a "learning as I go" project so the directions and pictures might not be as descriptive as you need. If you have questions please let me know.