Earlier this week, I was going over my money woes and looking at all these cute dresses on Etsy and feeling sorry for myself for not being able to be the flyest bitch in the game. I have very minimal sewing knowledge, and in the past I've just made sack dresses and belted them. 

I decided I'd figure out how to make a fitted bodice and pleated skirt.

Used my brain.

Bought 3 yards of fabric for a total of under $5 as a test run for my sewing theories.

This is what happened.