My girls recently joined the local Girl's Brigade. It is an organization that allows the girls to have fun, play games, and apparently, do performances. They go one night a week, and this past week when I picked them up they showed me the wee dance they were working on called Hey Bonny Lassie.
Rori is playing the boys part, and Isla is playing the girl. Rori told me she was going to wear black trousers (check), a white shirt (check) and wanted to wear a bow tie (uh oh, definitely don't have one of those). Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet about a project, probably, ok, especially when my girls ask me to make something for them specifically. I jumped on this crafty bandwagon in a BIG way. And it was so much fun!
First of all, I searched high and low for a tie pattern that I thought I could
b) would be easy to get off and on for a 5 year old
c) I had all the supplies in my cupboard
I found this pattern at A Lemon Squeezy Home.
Since she did such a wonderful tutorial, I won't go into the details of what I did to make it. I followed her instructions exactly, except that I used fusible interfacing instead of fleece. I will however, show you how little is needed and cute they turned out.
2 pieces that are 3"x10"
1 piece that is 2.5"x 4"
1 piece that is 3"x14"
2 pieces interfacing that are 3"x10"
1" piece of Velcro, I used iron-on, that stuff is great!
And that's IT
|before the strap|
After I finished Rori's and knew I could do it, I let Isla pick her fabric. I love letting the girls pick the fabric they want for things, and watching them decide. Even though she is playing the girls part, she wanted a tie as well. And to tell the truth, the second was faster, and she's been wearing it all afternoon.
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