Sometimes a plan works out far more beautiful that you imagined it. :)
When it was all taken apart, I was left with this beautiful metallic sheer. The debate became, what to line it with. The smoky lavendar color is really affected by the color of the lining.
I pulled four choices from my fabric stash...
It just looks like sugar and sprinkles and all things pretty.
And in the end...
The bodice is cut from the back of the tunic top, where there's no embroidery and completely assembled before any of the embroidery was added.
The embellishments were taken from the neckline and bottom hem of the tunic.