If by Mod you're thinking along these lines:
Then I say:
bias tape around neck? Definitely; keep pockets black with bias tape across top of each; I agree with radiationbaby
, swap out lace for solid fabric, perhaps some wider single fold bias tape? and maybe add a strip horizontally under the bust, too. Make sure to hem it a few inches above the knee.
How fun just to sit here spouting off opinions
Thanks for asking...we'll be watching!