So, I did a bit of snipping, seam ripping, and hemming and about 25 minutes later ended up with a shorter, pocket-free dress. And I LOVE it!!!!
(I know, the picture above is totally weird.
I'm still learning how to do these types of photos.)
The first time I wore it out, this really cool girl with tattoos all over asked me where I got it because she wanted one too. That is the jackpot of awesomeness.