And... Now! (ignore the lack of undersleeves and my petti kicking out the skirt at the sides, merp.)
I took in the waist substantially, let out the back seams and overstitched them to compensate for how creased they were.
I then entirely re-did the front, taking off the hooks and eyes tacked there and replacing it with the hidden hook-and-eye application method, as well as adding buttons down the front to add visual interest. I also had to take off the neck piping and cut the neckline down because it was too small at the back.
And then, lastly, I re-did the unsalvageable sleeves, as I was lucky enough to have enough fabric left to make new ones. The only trim on them is a line of narrow black velvet.
There is still some work that has to be done on this before it's in truly wearable condition (or, wearable with pride) but for now I'm happy that I was able to save an old project instead of starting a new one.
But speaking of new projects....
Guess what I just bought fabric for....