I bought this dress (from DownEast Basics) a few months ago - and it really did not work on me. It tried tailoring it, hemming, tightening and nothing helped. So, it sat in my closet collecting dust. Then - knowing I would never wear it - I decided to change it into a pillow... and presto, new pillow! I didn't take any closeups because honestly I am no pro at the sewing machine, but if you don't look closely it looks pretty good!