It has a tie at the collar. I really like that feature too. I'm making another shirtdress that has a tie as well, that's sort of been sitting around for a while. I usually sew in sprees. I'm not very consistent. ;)
It is made from quilting weight cotton. I hadn't realized what crush I had on floral fabrics until I examined all of the loot I was getting from the city... I think that I'll be posting a lot of flowery stuff this year.