Introduction: Asian Inspired Satin Dress for Less Than $10.
I lucked out and found this fabric on sale at the local JoAnne's Crafts & Fabrics at $2.50/yard. I bought a couple of yards. I used Simplicity pattern 2360. I also made the belt with the buckle bought at the same store and a yard of 1" elastic. The pleating sets this apart from anything I've ever worn or bought at a store. That's the best part of sewing. You can make something totally "yours" without breaking the bank if you just put a bit of time.
Plus...this was an easy pattern. A novice can do this. I hope you like it.