I found this sad cream colored top at a Goodwill by the Pound store. It was looking a little rough, but had potential. This is the front of the top.
This is the back. Really cute.
I inherited this dress from my mom, when she passed last year. I really like the lightness, but it's really long and had some stains.
I cut the bottom tier off. You can see the lining left behind here.
I gathered that bottom tier and pinned it to the crochet part of the top.
I hand-sewed that bottom tier to that crocheted upper part. Then, I took out a roll of Stitch Witchery, and used it on the inside, between the lower tier and the crocheted part (the hem/ seam allowance area).
Here I am, modeling the finished product. It's perfectly light and floaty. It's great for summer.