I saw this dress at the Thrift store a few months ago and I couldn't pass up the fun pink color, the funky patter, the pockets or the belt. I knew I could turn it into something a little more modern.
The shoulder pads were the first to go - followed by taking it in on the sides, hemming the bottom and the shortening the sleeves, and forming the top part into a collar.
The sleeves were tricky - I need a lesson on how to hem sleeves! It also took me about 4 tries to get the hem on the bottom straight. This is why it turned into more of a shirt to wear with leggings instead of a dress!