AND SO THE MOMENT YOU'VE AL BEEN WAITING FOR...
I used chalk ot draw th leaves.
I then cut the leaves out.
Then I took a piece fo scrap fabric and pinned it to the inside or wrong side of the fabric like this.
Then I stitched around the leaves. And this is what I came up with.
I then repeated a similar pattern on the front for continuity.
Next I sewed the pieces together as normal and added a piece around the neck for the tie. It's very kimonoesque don't ya think.
And so there it is! I LOVE IT! And I hope you find it inspiring at the least. Can't wait to see what you come up with.