I found a sad cream colored crochet T-shirt at a Goodwill by the Pound store. It was looking a little rough, but had potential. I wanted to do a restyling with it. I remembered I had a long gauzy dress that I inherited from my mom. An idea formed from that "marriage" of the two styles.
Step 1: Starting Subjects: a Damaged Crochet T-shirt and Inherited Dress
I found this sad cream colored top at a Goodwill by the Pound store. It was looking a little rough, but had potential. The bottom of this top was thin fabric, and had holes
This is the front of the top.
This is the back. Really cute. I liked the criss-crossing.
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.
Step 2: Cutting and Pasting
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).
Then I used the iron-on seam tape on top of the frayable part of the inside gathered seams.
Step 3: Wear the New Hybrid T-shirt
Here I am, modeling the finished product. It's perfectly light and floaty. It's great for summer.