I inherited this vintage shirtdress with a modern circle print from my great-aunt. As-is it was a bit too small for me. But when I turned it inside out, I could see that the dress had been shortened at the waist and hem. I also found strips of this fabric that I think came from the hem.
All I had to do to alter this dress was undo the stitching at the waist and side seams (darts included) and then stitch it back together. Actually, I had to patch part of the button band at the waist that had been trimmed away. I matched the fabric carefully and you can hardly see the patch. And, the self fabric belt covers the patch completely.
I love the fabric pattern of this dress. For some reason it reminds me of mid-century style ceramics. Maybe it's the circles. I love the variety of circles and that they're not perfectly round and have a rough scratched up look.