On a recent trip to the thrift store I happened upon this dress. While the silhouette looks like something a first grade teacher would wear, I liked the tribal print, the deep armholes, the patch pockets and the buttons up the front. There was definitely some hidden potential here.
I ended up raising the dropped waist, taking up the shoulders a bit, taking it in down the sides and cutting about seven inches off the bottom. That sounds like a lot, but it really only took about an hour. I'm happy with the final result and I'm sure I'll be wearing it this week.