The problem was, she did not like the top of the dress, wanted it taken off and a new one put on.
I told you it was unusual.
Problem one; she wanted a top with floaty sleeves.
Problem two; dress has a side zip . A top with sleeves can not have a side zip !!!!
Oh yes, and there was no centre back seam on the skirt.!!!
I love problem solving and a challenge, just as well in my job.
I made a muslin top with floaty sleeves with a centre back seam. I found the centre back of the skirt, marked it and stitched a V shape around it because it was made of chiffon and would have frayed !!!
We had a fitting, just to make sure everything was to her liking and it was fine.
There was no way to find a matching colour, so we picked a contrasting one for the top.
Made the top and attached it to the skirt.
For the centre back I used the sash that had been around the waist, to surround the raw edges before inserting the zip.