I am in need of a business professional outfit for a presentation next week and I figured this would do the trick! I removed the sleeves, buttons, and brought the waist in and the hips out. The buttons weren't actually functional (there is a zipper in the back), but when I removed the buttons there is a placket along the front would not lay flat. I quickly fixed this with a seam down the front. And voila!
If you want a little more info on how I made this transformation happen you can check out my original post. Happy sewing everyone!