It's funny to me that I'm starting this post when I don't even have suitable After picture yet. I need to hang the potato sack back up on the hanger and take a pic. I'm sure as people arise from the severe-partying-coma over the next few days that I'll see some pictures of me IN the costume, possibly innebriated. If I find one I approve of, I'll post it.
So for now, please be satisfied with a description of the alterations, and a couple of semi-relevant pictures.
I widened the neckline and it kept falling off my shoulders. So to compensate, I put a couple of tiny pleats in the front, and I really should've ironed them so they actually looked like pleats. I took it in about 5 inches on each side and still it was too big. I put slits up each side, which served well for showing off my choice of undies for the evening.
This is a picture of the delicious Black Forest cake I made for the party. From scratch. With Kirsch liqueur and everything. It was tasty!!