When I saw this dress at the thrift store I thought, hello 80's! The shoulder pads, drop waist, and unflattering baggy top were just too much to handle. I watched the cashier give me a strange look as I gave her my $7.00, and purchased the dress... but I had a vision. For this dress I took off the skirt, the middle panel, and the sleeves. I then made everything tighter, and shorter, and got rid of that awful drop waist. After some quick alterations I reattached everything. Last but not least I added a coat zipper in the back for convenience and style. Not bad for $7.00.