Remember this shirt?
He got a makeover.
I used this tutorial as a jumping off point-- I cut many, many circle-y shapes in a variety of sizes, and then starting with the largest, I kind of crimped them into tear-drop-shaped petals, sewing each petal on top of the next. I fluffed and pulled them to make it look like a flower, then added a vintage ticking-stripe button to the middle.
It sounds hard, but don't worry, it wasn't. I drank wine and watched TV while I sewed. Emersonmade it is not, but I have my $78 and it's Melissamade, so even better.