Start by putting on the dress with the band of the skirt around the neck and the extended section at the front.
Adjust the gathering of the dress on the drawstrings so that the fabric is set wide.
Bring the drawstrings around the waist.
Wrap the drawstrings around the waist a few times depending on your size, comfort and how long you would like them to be.
Finish by tying the drawstrings in a double knot or bow either in the front, back, or side.