This dress looks SO MUCH BETTER than I ever thought possible. My younger daughter picked the fabric at Spandex House. It’s a nylon-lycra with strings of sequins hanging off the fabric. My daughter likes her fabrics to be as over-the-top as possible, and this definitely qualifies.
I bought 1 yd of fabric, and tried to use every square inch. I drafted a simple tank dress, then added godets to the skirt. I cut out the tank dress part, then took all the fabric that was left and cut out as many godets as I could from it. There are 2 in the front, 2 on the side seams, and 4 in the back.
Initially, I tried to sew the fabric as-is on my serger, resulting in a broken needle and serious strain on my serger knife from sewing over sequins. I then cut all the sequins out of the seam line, which was a huge pain but made sewing easier.
I lined the bodice with some tan knit fabric that I had lying about.
My daughter loves the dress, but it kind of weighs a ton. I hope she does not get fatigued wearing it.