I thrifted this dress from a 2nd hand market a couple weeks ago and only just got around to 'repairing it'. At the time I didn't think twice before buying it since it was only $4. But after trying it on I realized that the dress was incredibly ill-fitting and dirty at the top although it does look quite dainty.
But the main reason I had bought it in the first place was because I fell in love with the fabric, off-white and dotted with french knots.
So I removed the top half of the dress, added some elastic and turned it into this:
Still delicate, but actually fitting this time.