I got this awesomely ugly 90s dress for only .99 cents. That's my "rule." I never go over $1 when I'm scouting out refashions.
This just needed a few tweeks to make it "cookout" worthy for the holiday. I put it on my homemade dress form and took it in. I also raised the shoulders a little bit, and I seam ripped off those horrible side ties and decorative buttons.
Next, I did a bit of cutting...
I finished that raw bottom hem with my favorite hem of all time: A rolled hem.
Easy peasy. And, this one is easily a new favorite :) If you'd like to see a more detailed description of what I did, feel free to see my original post.