Today I am going to take one of our free patterns, the Bosco Bowtie and use it to add a bit of fun to our Portrait Peasant dress.
Now of course the bowtie pattern is completely adorable as a bowtie, but I only have daughters and so I decided to girl up the bow tie by adding it to a dress :)
First I pinned and stitched some ric rac down along the seam (I used the empire bodice option). This step is not necessary, but I just LOVE the look a bit of ric rac gives the finished dress.
Next I took a sew on snap back and stitched it on. I put the bow over the dress and tried a few different spots out and decided I wanted it a bit off center. I didn't want it to get lost in the sides but also did not want it to be smack dab in the middle.
And I stitched the opposite snap onto the back of the bow tie (which I did 100% sewn)
Now the bow just snaps on and off the dress!! I know what you are thinking, "Why not just sew the bow right onto the dress?" The reason I did not sew the bow right onto the dress is this, I have done that before, and after once through the washing machine that bow never looks the same! So this way I can snap it off and keep a perfectly perky bow and have a clean dress!
Doesn't the bowtie just add the perfect finish to the dress?! I absolutely love it! I personally find the fun in sewing is in the finishing details, those extra touches that take it from plain to fabulous :)
I also made another bowtie and attached it to a clip for a cute hair accessory ! The oldest was a tad jealous the youngest got a bow on her dress and NEEDED to have a bow as well.
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