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diy bowtie

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.)

You can print the pattern right out on your regular computer paper -- it's already to scale. Super handy.
Cream-colored tulle, affixed to the silk with Stitch Witchery! A little questionable, but it sure did the job.
And here she is, nestled all comfy where she belongs! xoxo

 

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  1. I came across your blog from a DIY post on Pinterest and would like to inform you that I made it all the way back here from your most recent post 🙂 You have such a lovely blog, indeed (see what I did there?). I love all your posts and eye for design! I don’t know how I didn’t come across your blog sooner, but you have officially made it into my Bookmarks! Keep it up!

    –A

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