So last week I took it to our uniform shop here on base to be altered, and I picked it up yesterday, minus several inches of fabric on the sides:
My husband was very verbally appreciative of my mad maid style. Even my future brother-in-law said it looked sexy.
(Don't worry; I love my BIL, but not like that.)
To add to my success story, I was also able to fit into a sundress that I haven't been able to zip up for years. I have an extra-special use in mind for that little number (you'll just have to wait and see).
Summer is here, and I couldn't be more ready for it.