This is my first instructable, so please bear with me.
We got this material at Walmart, everything else we already had on hand. The material cost $8.28 for 30 inches of material, in all you should be able to make this dress for $10.00 or less.
So, here we go.
Step 1: measure and cut
Measure around the chest of who ever will be wearing the dress. Our daughter measured 22" around her chest, so we cut the fabric 22". When we make a seam in the back, it will wind up using about an inch of material so that the dress will fit snug.
Try to follow the pattern of the material when cutting the length.