I ripped out the seam between the top and the skirt because that was also too tight, and then cut out the liner. After that the lace went in a dye bath that was half RIT navy and half crimson. The lasce was polyester so I knew it wouldn't take much dye, but I figure a pale purple would be easy to work with.
Instead it came out pink! The blue didn't take at all. When I dyed a shrug with a different RIT blue it didn't take any either! This was so frustrating since I am not a pink person, and especially not a pale pink. Ugh. I'll have to figure out something else so I don't have to toss this.