It's not perfect by any means but it was 100% free. The lace came from my stash of "deconstructed clothes", the yellow fabric from adult sized tunic and the top from a terminally ripped t-shirt. I think I did OK, and Bug likes it so it's all good.
I'm still struggling with knits, a few chosen word did get uttered and my seam ripper got busier than usual. Altogether, this time around it came out much better than the previous attempt.