So I redid the top using a pattern. I had to piece it together since those long strips weren't wide enough to make the new bodice pieces. I think it has a 40's look to it.
Then here is a project I've been planning on doing for two years now. I cut down all my boxy oversized T-shirts and turned them into girl shirts, and just loved the colors of the scraps when they were all on the floor.
So I cut them into more or less regular strips, ran a gathering thread down the center, and hot glued them to a wreath. It was actually pretty time consuming, but I'm happy with the results.