I have owned this dress for several years. It is dated, but I could not convince myself to throw it out.
Just last week I found another dress made out of the same fabric at a second hand shop for a quarter.
I removed the collar and cut the front open
Here is the collar. I used it later to make a loop and button closure.
I serged the raw edges. This gave the garment a finished look without hemming.
I used the other dress to make the sleeves.
Two part sleeve
Button closure with rosette
Fabric covered buttons
I finished this in time for the annual Mother Daughter Tea hosted by my mother-in-law. By-the-way, the total cost to make this jacket was $6.55