I finally found some time to hack the sleeves off the 8os dress. Yippee! It looked much better. But now I don’t like the length anymore. I guess my eyes were diverted upards before and I was so focused on the sleeves that I didn’t notice the length. I also realized that the back is very ill fitting.
I contemplated re-doing the back zipper, neck line, and darts but then decided that I am so over this project. I have completely lost interest, and the heat wave has passed, so I am no longer desperate for lightwieght clothing. The fabric will make a nice patchwork something or little girl clothes, but it’s life as a dress for me is over.