Started with this...garment. Please don't judge.
Not much to say for my choice except: 1. it is silk (the rough kind - love it!) 2. it is red (hotness!) 3. it has side pockets (what! a dress with pockets? A rare and treasured oddity.)
After much hacking and hewing, it became this...
The cut out in front was actually my dad's idea. Almost like a mock crop top, no?
What do you guys think?
More details on the process here at my blog post