I used something to draw a circle...like a plate....and drew a circle...center point marked ...and used my rotary cutter!
Here is the cut portion..it looks uneven because the back neck is dropped down. Next I sewed two rows long 'running stitches', and then pulled up the thread to 'ruche' the top. I did use straight stitch over the ruched area to maintain the look.
With the left over fabric from the previous cut neckline, I cut out numerous teardrop shapes, covered them with a black netting , used the previous neck edging, putting all together I made a large flower with leaves and a stem. I also gathered what I thought was an appropriate amount of folds and secured onto one side
The sleeves were too long, and boring, as was the bottom of shirt...so I cut the sleeves starting at armpit area about 1to 2 inches out and cut up at an angle. The bottom of the shirt was cut asymmetrical, longer on shirt right than left side.it was easy, and came out pretty good for just winging it!
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