The back is lined with an old sheet.
The green woven cotton is from curtains in our house 1960's-70's, the lavender is a raw silk remnant I bought fifteen years ago, the brown basket-weave cotton is 1950's upholstery material, the brown and ocher-flecked cotton was a pair of pants my sister made in the 80's, the small floral print is kettle cloth, also from the 80's, and the cotton print with vine, yellow and brown leaves and flowers, is from a sarong skirt I made in the nineties, scraps of which I also used to make this top .
These are a couple of early mock-up photos:
The orange and black strip along the bottom is the leftover digital print silk from the scarf in this post, and for the sides, I cut up some of the appliques based on turtle shells.
Adding the bird was the last thing I did, an after-thought.
Gotta have that bird.