Monday, November 11, 2013

Boys in Bow Ties

Bow ties. They're awesome.

Little boys in bow ties are even awesomer.

(yep, that's a word. i made it up)

We were talking with our friend, Wendy, and she was saying how she was going out to visit her sister's family, and while she was out there she was planning to do a photoshoot of their family. Naturally, the conversation turned to props, poses, and outfits.... and I made a comment about how cute it would be for Trenor to be in a bow tie.

So I decided to make him one.

Or two.

Or four.

Wendy decided on green as being the accent color, and there are SO many different shades of green, so I just pulled out all of my scrap green fabric and ended up making him 4 different green bow ties (the gingham is more blue).
I looked online and found THIS pattern and tutorial, and it worked perfectly. They're so easy to make, and so rewarding.... I did a lot of squealing during this project, especially when I'd come hopping through our kitchen to show my mom and gush over how utterly adorable they were. :)
This fabric was leftover from this dress.
You'll recognize this fabric leftover from my 1960's dress.
The gingham is killing me. It's just so cute! My friend gave me this fabric...for free!!
Ahhh... it's polka-dots!!! This one will be so cute for spring!! :)
It was made from leftover fabric from Kathryn's regency dress.
And here's a photo from Wendy's photo shoot. I love these people so much!!
(Thanks for letting me use the picture Wendy!)

And now... I'm obsessed. And I have to make a ton more. Fortunately, I know a lot of little boys who will need one - plus my cousin just had a baby boy (!!!!!!!), and he's the first baby in our family since I was born, so he's gonna be one spoiled little boy, with my other cousin being a fashion consultant (that kid is gonna have class, guys), my sister being a photographer (he'll have the best baby photos), and me as a seamstress (little boy in colonial garb? I think yes).

Bow ties make me happy.
the end.


  1. I must admit... I actually laughed out loud for this one.... :). Yes, bow ties are awesome, and those bow ties are awesome, but imagining you in a bow-tie-making frenzy is pretty hilarious.... :D

    Bow ties ARE awesome

    The end.

  2. STINKIN' cute. I'm still surprised you didn't make one for the dog.

  3. Cute, cute, cute! Love the blue gingham, though all of them are adorable. Your giving me inspiration to make some for some of my little friends at church:)

    It was so good to spend time with you last week, miss you already!

  4. cute!

  5. This looks like an Etsy shop inspiration to me. :) I'm going to have to make one of these sometime. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Emil - By the wording of your comment, I've come to the conclusion that we are agreed on the fact that bow ties are awesome. ;) (and yes, I looked pretty ridiculous in my bow tie making frenzy…..)

    Kathryn - You mean I didn't make one for the dog *yet*. Never say never…. ;)

    Esther - You should! They're so easy and cute! The blue gingham was my favorite too! I miss you too - let's get together again SOON!!

    Lily - Aren't they?!?

    Emma - Yep, I agree! :)

    Moriah - That's what Kathryn said too when I first made one! I'd have to draft my own pattern though, since that one is for personal use only! :) Send pictures if you do make some yourself!

  7. And the result from said bow tie making frenzy is adorable =)

    Yep. Bow ties are awesome.

    Now to get my brother in one.....;)

  8. Ella - Thanks! Yay! Another bow tie fan! (but seriously, who couldn't like bow ties!?) You can tell your brother I think he needs to wear one.... which I'm sure will...convince him....*cough* :)

  9. gah. you're killing me with the cuteness. I'm a big fan of little guys in bowties. :) fantastic job!!

  10. Kristen - :) Thanks!! :)



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