I bought this dress back in the spring at Goodwill but never took the time to refashion it. And I'm so glad I waited, because now I can use it for a maternity dress! Here are some before and after pics and a brief description of what I did.
I Began by separating the skirt part from the top with a seam ripper . I then took the top in on the sides and brought it up at the shoulders. The dress form helped a lot with that! I then measured, resized, and resewed the skirt at the side seams and shorted the back, doing a rolled hem stitch at the hem so it matched all around. I basted the front flap over the other front flap of the skirt to hold it together. I then resewed in the elastic to the skirt and sewed the top and skirt back together. I then topstitched on the bottom side of the elastic to hold down the seam allowance and also make it look more professional.