Bought this dress on sale at Sears before it closed - super cheap, bright colour, but bad fit.
Here it is looking frumpy, drooping in an awkward puddle around my hips.
I knew when I bought it that I'd need to refashion it, but it was sitting around in the pile for a while. I thought "maybe I can wear it out just once, as is" but my savvy sister said "no, you can't".
That emphatic "No" nudged me to the cutting board...
I trimmed the top to fit my petite torso and hemmed all the new edges, leaving room to re-insert the drawstring.
I may raise the hemline, or just leave it as is. It's still not likely to be my sister's fav outfit, but maybe she will allow me to leave the house wearing it! LOL