dress you don't much care for
a pair of shorts that fit you (and that you enjoy the fit of)
sewing machine (or needle & thread)
thread in suitable color
So here's the 'before' photo. Excuse my messy room and my laundry basket and yoga ball. Anyway, as you can see, this dress gave off serious prairie vibes. It was a bit too long for me and the shape wasn't doing anything for my body.
Even though the fit was less than stellar, I think that this style of dress made for a perfect jumpsuit. This dress had a side zip, which meant it would be easy to get in and out of, and because the skirt was on the fuller side, there was plenty of material to play with. I definitely recommend altering a dress with a fuller skirt - not one with a pencil or A-line because you might not have enough material to fit around each leg. Although, maybe I'm just projecting because I have huge thighs.