We’re taking engagement photos this weekend (assuming Hurricane Earl doesn’t blow my plans to shreds… And while we’re at it, what kind of name is Earl?), and Ryan and I got the idea in our heads that he should be wearing a bow tie in some of the photos. We looked around a bit, and as it turns out, bow ties are not cheap. What’s a crafty bride to do? I’ll give you one guess.
I found about a quarter yard of sunshine-y yellow silk in my pile of scraps, got online and searched a tutorial for bow tie patterns, and went to town. Turns out, BurdaStyle has an adorable and simple pattern that you can download for free here. (The only change I made was on the interfacing step — I didn’t have any facing, so I substituted Stitch Witchery and some cream tulle that I randomly had. No lie. Worked like a charm.)