First of all you can decide whether to keep the collar pattern or not. If you prefer a more minimalist neckline simply remove these pieces from the pattern.
The dress has a seam at the waistline so it is really simple to separate the bodice from the skirt. Just don’t put things together!!! In fact you can check out a simple way to add a hidden waistband on our blog. The only piece you need to alter is the front buttoned-placket piece.
Want another idea?
Maybe you prefer to eliminate the front placket seam so that it becomes one piece.
If you want to totally change the feel of the garment and customize the pattern much more our collar and sleeve packs can be a quick and easy option.
Look how cute the blouses look with these examples of lantern/ballon sleeves and Peter Pan collars.
See you soon!