Make your pattern by folding your shirt in half at the center front trace around giving yourself a half inch seam allowance. Repeat for the back.
Cut out a front bodice piece and back 2 bodice pieces out of the shinny fabric and the lining. The front piece should be cut on the fold.
With right sides together sew the bodice shinny pieces together at the shoulders. Repeat for the lining.
With right sides together sew the shinny fabric to the lining around the neck and armholes.
Flip right side out and iron.
Sew the side seams by opening up the pieces and placing them right sides together and sewing down the line. You should have a basic top with the back open.
Finish the bottom edge of the shirt so it doesn’t unravel either with a zig zag stitch or serger.
Sew on your wide trim to the bottom of the shirt with a zig zag or 3 step zig zag stitch.
Sew the back together leaving about 6 inches open at the top.
Cut your sheer fabric 5 inches by the length of the fabric. Fold in half lengthwise and sew so it’s a long strap. Turn right side out. Pin in place on your bodice and cut any excess off. you want it to fit loosely around. Sew a small piece of gold trim to hold the “sleeve” pieces to the center front of the boddice.
Fold the left side of the back piece under 1/2 an inch and sew. Top with buttonholes.
Fold the right side under and sew. Top with buttons.