I love to sew, especially when it involves taking an item I already have (or found for cheap) and turning it into something better. When I found this dress in the Anthropologie basement, it was $9.95 and my size..... But with a high neckline and HUGE sleeves. First putting it on felt something like wearing a hot pink table cloth. I took it home, hoping that I could come up with a way to transform it. After playing around on my dress form, this is what I came up with! I removed the sleeves, and as it is lace, was able to leave a raw edge without fear of fraying. With the neckline, I wanted to sass it up a bit by cutting a super deep V. The end result is better than I expected, and makes the dress into an easy, wearable, but still saucy summer alternative.