It's in quotations because I'm not sure if bringing up the hem counts as an actual refashion. I bought this dress yesterday at Goodwill for about $5 but it's a longer than I prefer to wear my dresses. I had seen on Pinterest a pin about shortening your jeans but keeping the original hem (here). Because my dress had contrasting trim on the bottom I didn't want to cut that off. So I remembered the pin about the jeans hem and thought that would work nicely here. I wanted to take about four inches off, so brought the bottom up two inches and pinned it.
Then I sewed just above the original seam, all the way around.
Then just cut off the excess to the right of the stitching.