Step 1: Materials Needed
Your custom-fit dress pattern (see my previous instructable Shutter-Pleat Shift Dress)
Basic sewing supplies
--Chalk or fabric marker
Step 2: Create Pattern and Cut Out Fabric
Treat each section of the pattern as if it's its own pattern when cutting out the fabric. From the second picture, you can see that I alternated between the sheet fabric, which has a more open zebra pattern, and the pillow fabric, which has a tighter zebra pattern. Leave a 1/4-inch seam allowance around each purple line. Cut fabric on the bias grain for optimum flexibility and drape. And don't forget to transfer the front darts to the fabric!