Monday, November 12, 2012

Three Little Bowties

i received another request from the mother of my favorite little 3 year old customer.  this time she wanted me to do 3 bowties for her son so she could give them to him for Christmas.  she asked me to make a red one, a black one, and a polka dot one.  the last one i made for him, turned out pretty well, but not as great as i would've liked.  so this time i made some changes.

i used the same tutorial as last time, over at Prudent Baby.  this time instead of using satin, i used cotton for all of them.  a main reason i chose cotton was because i couldn't find any other fabric with a cute polka dot pattern.  i like the way they turned out though using the cotton.  another change i made was using actual bowtie sliders and clips.

last time was my first time ever making a bowtie, so i didn't really know what i was doing and didn't have the proper hardware.  i ended up using velcro for the closure and it wasn't adjustable enough.  so, lessons learned i knew what to do this time to make them better!  i made the strap longer and bought some bowtie sliders and clips from Etsy.  all-in-all, these bowties turned out way better than the last one!

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