I cut the dress round and round to make a ribbon/scarf that was about 10 ft by 4 inches. I used a heat tool to cut the polyester so I would not have to worry about raw edges. (Of course I have heat tools! Check out the title of the blog! LOL)
I then used by crazy ninja ...er...shibori binding skills and bound various sizes of buttons into the scarf.
I coiled, boiled, iced, then sliced the binding. Here is the result.