I carefully snipped off the pockets.
Fixed a hole I made from accidentally snipping more than the pockets.
I cut out some red material and pressed them into strips.
I pinned and sewed both strips side by side on the front center line of the dress before cutting up the center. Then folded them over the raw cut edges of the sweater and sewed them in place.
The end result… a cardigan sweater. I really loved the colors of this, but I’m not so sure it suits my style.
The before and after side by side: