Plus I like the old-looking print; it reminds me of those illustrations that botanists used to do. I imagine someone working for Kew Gardens going out in the bush and coming back with a journal full of drawings like this.
It also had an interesting button configuration, with little loops.
But everytime I wore it, it felt weird because of the bow. The bow is a little hard to see so here it is in all its gory detail.
So I decided to try a refashion by getting rid of the bow. I read that it's a good idea to iron everything before you start.
Then I just lopped off the bow and started sewing - hand sewing because we're shuffling furniture and the sewing machine has been boxed in.
I didn't really know what to do next, so just sewed the two bits together, and got this:
Here's a closeup:
With the leftover bits, I had enough for a not quite long enough tie:
What d'you think?