So I bought this dress off eBay:

It's adorable, no? I (stupidly) assumed that the listing picture was a picture of the actual dress that I was buying. (spoiler: It wasn't!) This picture made it look like the dress has a defined waist (fit and flare? Is that what it's called?) but the dress arrived today and I tried it on and it's not at all what I was expecting. I'm not sure if it's because it was a custom order or the previous owner stretched it or what, but there's like this baggy phantom bump around the belly and it doesn't hang right at all.

So...

Roughly how much do alterations cost, and are they possible on something like this? Like, could I get more darts sewn in or something?

Should I just give up and sell it on?

Also, it smells strongly like it's been worn; is there any chance that a good wash will fix everything?

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I JUST WANNA BE A CUTE PANDA, WHY IS IT SO HARD????????