Here's the dress pre-refash, and a couple of pics of the slits. (just ignore that little bit of black peeking out -- I kinda forgot to take a picture before I even started ;/ )
Now it so happens that 5 years ago, I strolled into a fabric shop in NYC and purchased a couple of yards of the most beautiful black lace... Well, finally after all this time, it occurred to me -- that black lace could fix my dress problem!!!! So I measured the slits, decided how wide I wanted the inserts to be, and set to cutting out my triangles of lace. I simply sewed them in place on the inside of the dress, and Voila!! I can now wear my dress, and I actually think I like it even more!! Woo Hoo!!!
Knowing me, I might just take it a step further... who knows? :)
Thanks for looking!!