I purchased this red dress yesterday for $4 at a thrift store and decided to make a few alterations today. These little changes made quite a difference!
BEFORE: This red dress had a nice shape but some elements I did not like. Belt loops and no belt, too tight arms, and a weird bib that hooked in with two useless rectangular holes. All that had to go.
AFTER: Removed belt loops and altered waist, removed arms, removed bib, repaired hem. Ripping out the seams was the most time consuming part. The whole project probably took less than an hour.