Step 1. Start with any princess seam dress pattern. Below you see the Side Front panel recreated on tracing paper. By the way, I purchase canary yellow rolls, 24" x 25' or 50', from Dick Blick online. Be sure to trace the grain line.
|Side Front panel|
|Side Back panel|
|Side Back and Side Front panels|
|Modified Side Front and Side Back|
Step 8. Add a seam allowance to the top of the flounce pattern; I added 1/2" at the top/narrow edge.
|Fabric color is accurate in this photo|
I chose a textured cotton/lycra knit from Vogue Fabrics, on sale last fall for $5 per yard.
|photo highlights fabric texture|