This is my latest garment upcycle.
I can wear it as a dress or as a long tunic with a camisole and leggings underneath. I have several outfits I call 'art show uniforms' because they're comfortable and good backdrops for whichever of my jewelry pieces I choose to wear; this piece may join my uniform category.
I so often hear 'you'd need a special outfit to be able to wear that' from event attendees as they point to my work. I try to explain that I see my jewelry pieces as an outfit; that a simple, plain apparel choice (more than likely already their closet) is all they need to show a piece to its best advantage.
For the bodice I used the white sweater...
I used Sulky stabilizer under the sweater as I stitched; it's water soluble and disappears in the wash.