This was one of those lovely oversized 100% polyester pieces that you come across so often while thrifting.
This dress was a lot of fun to take apart... no serger seams, woo hoo! To get the dress to this point I detached the top half from the bottom half of the dress. Then, I shortened both the top and bottom pieces from the middle (so I didn't have to re-hem the bottom) and took in the top on both sides. After that, I sewed the two pieces back together again with elastic. From there, I just shortened the sleeves. Not too bad for a $2.00 dress! (Please know that I am not a seamstress and I do this for fun. I am sure that I used improper terms and most likely did this all wrong, but it worked for me!).