Here is the dress originally. It's not so bad, but I felt like it wasn't something I'd wear often. The fabric is so lightweight and flowy, but I felt like the length was weighing it down. This ended up being a fairly simple refashion that I think turned out well!
1. Hemmed dress about 6" shorter. Using these methods.
2. Used excess fabric to create cap sleeves.
Side by side
What do you think? Is it more wearable now?