This looks like a good idea to me. A nice lace top would be good to wear to the Fourth of July with jeans. (Where I am going, I don't know. Could be the Castleton Festival or maybe Graves' Mountain. Or Ida Lee Park. So many choices!)
This top takes a yard and a half of lace. One hint in the directions says not to cut the front and back pieces separately, but to leave the pattern pieces joined at the shoulder. There's an error in how that is expressed--that shoulder join is referred to as "the vertical seam." In fact it would be a horizontal seam. Glad I could clear that up for you before you get started!
Your finished top will be a little less than 27" in length in front and the same in back.
Ready, buy the lace, get the instructions, and go!