Start by putting on the dress with the band of the skirt over the waist and the extended section at the front.
Take the entire extended section and twist it counter clockwise around the body until the panel is on the right side.
Now bring both 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.