I started out with this great shirt from a resale center. It was kind of a granny shirt. I have a weird thing for ancient-looking crazy shirts. It was slightly too big and had some wide pleats (which I actually left :o) and some super flowing long sleeves. I must say I love the color. Let me just say: it got a makeover. I slimmed it up some through the waist and arm holes. Then I cut the sleeves off to a shorter length and gathered them into a cuff. My biggest accomplishment on this top is the bow. It came to me with just a plain Jane collar, but I used the extra fabric from the sleeves to make the darling bow. I’ve been wanting a shirt just like this (maybe minus the pleats, but oh well!).