alter a large dress or shirt by cutting off the sleeves/collar, and slitting it through the centre front. Bind edges with upcycled sleeve fabric. Maybe use the collar and cuffs for extra detailing, eg.
split-front linen dress over knit tunic (inspiration only)
Could see overdress concept in delicately patterned, lightweight fabric or subtle gradient blend from center cut and bottom corners out over white or other solid color, cap or length sleeve underdress.would be great for my girl.