I first cut off the length of the dress and detached the bodice from the skirt. Next I fitted the waist while removing excess fabric from the sides. Then I worked on the bodice which included fitting the sides. The sleeves were 3/4 but fitted me weird , so I made cuffs from the excess fabric cut from the length. The only thing left is to complete cuff top stitching and button holes but I ran out of thread.