I was inspired by all the cool giant-t-to-dress recons on here, so here's my contribution.
The things that are different are the cool-blue tie, and that I gathered the waistline rather than trust myself to accurately guestimate a good a-line.
This is the finished product, I used the collar to make the straps and some scrap x-fine t-shirt knit to make the ties. Sorry it's such an icky pic.
The color is actually more like this tho... you can see the way the ties are connected and the skirt bottom with the basting for the gathers.
My only problem is that I can't find my seam ripper, so you can see the gathering basting on the finished dress. I know it's around here somewhere, so I will fix that soon.