Well, the top bit is a boob tube, anyway. I made this out of a long-sleeved blue t-shirt; I thought it was a men's medium, but now I think it was a woman's, as there wasn't nearly as much fabric to play with as I thought there was going to be. All hand-stiched, because although I think I'm close to figuring out this sewing machine business, I'm not quite there yet.
The seams need to be finished, particularly at the top, and the braid is stiffer than I'd like, but overall, I'm fond of the design. And having access to mannequins at work is a definite bonus... too bad we're going out of business. *sniff* I might have to adopt a few and take them home.
*Edit - here's a tute with some simple pictures:
Take a long-sleeved t-shirt (a few sizes too big, naturally), and cut off the sleeves. Measure yourself from the top of the boob to the bottom of the boob, add a little bit for seam allowances and cut that from the top (when measuring on the shirt, make sure that you go from the bottom of the collar, and not the shoulder.)
Now it's time to make your boob tube. Cut the collar bit off, and you should have a long tube of fabric. Measure around your boobies, and divide that number by two. This is how long your tube needs to be. Mark it on the fabric, sew up the sides, and slip the tube over your head to make sure that it fits you tightly without being impossible to put on. Take it off, and make any necessary adjustments.
Skirty goodness! You know how long your boob tube is? That's exactly how big the "waist" of your skirt needs to be. Mark that off, and then draw two lines down the skirt, starting at the edge of the waist and going down to the bottom corner of the skirt. This will give you a nice, flared, a-line type of skirt. Sew along the lines.
Sew the boob tube to the waist of the skirt. Now is a good time to pull the shirt over your head and make sure that it fits reasonably well without being too tight to get on.
Okay, the strap. This is a bit tricky. Cut as shown in the pictures:
So you have a long strip of fabric with three fringes. Attach it to something that won't move (I pinned it to the back cushion of a chair, which I then sat on cowboy-style), and start pulling. Pull all three strands together. Pull them individually. Pull them until you feel like your fingers are going to fall off. Don't worry - t-shirt is very stretchy. You want the strands to be about twice as long as you think they should be, because braiding will shorten the strap up a lot.
Got the strands long enough? Good. Rest your fingers for a second, ice them if you need to, then start braiding. Amazing how fast it shortens up, isn't it? Braid it to the very end, and safety pin it to hold it into place. Now, slip the shirt back over your head (yes, again) and fool around with the strap until you figure out where you want it to attach to the shirt. If it isn't long enough, you can fix that - unbraid the strap, and start stretching out the strands again. If it is long enough, pin it in place and take the shirt off.
You'll notice that the strap is thick and hard to poke through. I have no idea what would happen if you tried to use a machine on it. For hand-sewers, grab your sturdiest needle and a thimble (I actually wound up using pliers to pull the needle through about half the time). Now you get to start sewing it on. Make it secure. Make it as secure as you can. You don't want it to tear off, and you don't want it to start unbraiding.
Got it on? Guess what? YOU'RE DONE! YAY! Now put it on and prance around!