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A cute and cool dress that is perfect for summer!
I made this dress from scratch. The idea for making it was that I wanted it to be like my other project "Floral Pants Into Cutout Circle Skirt Dress". However, with that dress I had stretchy fabric. For this one, I had non-stretchy cotton. Therefore, I had to modify it a bit and add some darts.

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  • Step 1

    A VIDEO TUTORIAL that showcases all the diagrams shown below, plus the body measurements I am referring to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1AkZdRGtDY

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start off with as many yards of fabric as you need. I am petite, so I used 2 yards. However, I should have gotten 2.5 yards. Therefore, you should definitely get atleast 3-4 yards of fabric.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the different pieces of fabric from the main fabric.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 4
    Step 4

    Making a circle skirt is pretty basic, if you need more direction, there are plenty of other tutorials.

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    Step 5

    If you don't know which measurements I am talking about, please ask. Otherwise, I will be posting a video shortly on how to measure these measurements.

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    Step 6

    How to make the straps

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    Step 7

    How to finish the edges of the straps.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 8
    Step 8

    How to create the straps.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 9
    Step 9

    How to hem the back.

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    Step 10

    Add elastic and secure the ends.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut the back in half, this will help for inserting the zipper.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 12
    Step 12

    How to create the pleats on the front. A familiarity with pleating will DEFINITELY HELP. Otherwise, you might not want to attempt this.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 13
    Step 13

    How to fold the pleats.

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    Step 14

    How to finish the edges of the front piece.

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    Step 15

    These are the style of pleats I'm referring to.

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    Step 16

    How to attach the front and back pieces (at the sides and with the straps.) I recommend doing a french seam with the side seams unless you have lining fabric. I did not use lining fabric.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 17
    Step 17

    Hem the bottom of the top and the top of the bottom, you could attach them and then fold the edge and sew, but at the time the former seemed easier to me.

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    Step 18

    Attach the top and bottom.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 19
    Step 19

    Sew a seam and sew a zipper into the dress. Don't forget to hem the bottom of the dress.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 20
    Step 20

    And this is what the finished product should look like!
    If you have any questions please ask.

  • How to make a dress. Floral Pleated Circle Skirt Dress With Cutouts - Step 21
    Step 21

    I DID add two darts on the lower side of the front bodice piece. This is because I have a large bust and the fabric did not curve well around it.

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