I started with this dress/nightgown? ↴
It had long, baggy sleeves with a tight white cuff at the end, a shapeless body, and an awkward length.
The first thing I did was cut off the sleeves. I decided to keep them as short sleeves because I loved the tiny pleats and shape of the shoulder. Then I cut the bottom hem off just about to the knee (before hemming). I serged and hemmed the sleeves and bottom edge. To end, I used the excess material from the bottom to make a matching belt for the waist.
Here is the result! ↴
Before & After ↴
What do you think? Is it wearable now?