It's not a terrible dress. I had to wear the scarf across my middle to cover up two large gashes where the fabric was starting to separate from the boning:
So for this refashion I decided to remove the bodice and turn the skirt into a poofy party skirt.with an elastic waist. After cutting off the bodice there was so much seam ripping to get through. The waistband, zipper and lining all had to come out.
It was all worth it, in the end.
I even turned the trim on the bodice into a sweet little headband.
I love it! Now I just need a fancy party to wear it to....