I purchased this double knit dress six years ago and managed to only wear it once. I liked the body of the dress with a scrappy bow adornment but did not like one minute of the sleeves.
The manufactured sleeve was short and voluminous; we all know I prefer a longer length sleeve. Recently I got a wild hair and removed the sleeves. I drafted a new sleeve from my favorite sleeve pattern Butterick 5745. The dart in the sleeve head at the shoulder is what makes this my favorite sleeve pattern.
After minimal effort I have a new to me garment that I will actually wear. Do you ever change parts of purchased clothing to your liking?