Here is a dress I made for my girl. Why? Because I can, that's why. It is made from less than a yard of some beautiful brocade fabric I had in my stash. The pattern called for 1 1/4 yards, but I am the master of making the most of things! It did help that I had a scrap of velvet leftover which I used for the collar and sleeves. I added horsehair braid I had leftover from my wedding dress to give the hem some good twirly-ness.