I found an awesome, vintage dress at the local thrift shop with interesting panels on the front. The only problem was, it had ugly long sleeves and an ugly high neck. I bought it and cut the sleeves making them into cute puffy sleeves. The neck I cut and put a new facing in to finish the edge. Its a great dress and super comfortable.
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If your dress needs more alterations so that you’ll actually wear the dress, you can also: make a dress longer, add sleeves to a dress, add back darts to a dress, raise the neckline, and line a lace dress.