Refashioning Vintage Clothing

I went to Goodwill over my lunchbreak and found some amazing finds. A genuine crocodile skin vintage bag for $2, two amazing pieces of wall art for under $8, a cute little top for $3, and this amazing vintage dress for $5!

I just fell in love with this dress. It is so romantic and feminine!
I tried to imagine myself wearing it as is out somewhere, but I just don't think I can pull it off.
So I took lots of pictures of it so I could remember how it was originally...

And then got scsissor happy...

I need to finish off the hem, so these jagged edges won't be here forever, but now I have a very unique vintage dress that is completely wearable for 2010!
Now I just need to find somewhere to wear this to.