1. Print pattern
2. Tape pieces together and cut out your pattern. Note: If you are doing sequins, it's optional to do the streamer piece not cut on the fold, and just hand sewn around the edges rather than double it up. Doing this would reduce bulkiness at the waistline.
3. Prepare your fabric. If you have sequins or something beaded, make sure everything is going in the same direction. I also recommend cutting one piece at a time.
4. Place your pattern pieces onto your fabric. Note: Since this pattern is asymmetrical, double-check each pattern piece carefully before cutting to ensure that they're facing up in the correct direction.
5. Remove all your sequins from your pattern piece along the seam allowances. For this sample, I did not remove the sequins into the waist darts for the front bodice and skirt. Since I was using a sequin fabric, I chose to pleat the darts instead of sewing them fully.
6. Mark your darts using tailor's tack/pins and remove sequins. To remove sequins in the dart, start at the middle and work your way down one side, then do the other. As you are removing the sequins, keep measuring the dart from your pattern to your actual dart so it will be the most accurate as possible. Lastly, hand baste the dart and then sew. Note: work on all darts before sewing anything else.