Saturday, January 7, 2012

Little Gentlemen Bow Ties


An interruption of sorts between Christmas posts.
It's worth it {promise!}.


We're attending a wedding this weekend.
As in all seven of us {brave friends to invite us!}

Awhile back I found this adorable houndstooth fabric in brown and
used it for the playroom book sling.

So when I found the boys' shirts on clearance {gotta love Kohls!},
as usual I could only find combinations.
Sometimes {like in this case} I like it better...
3 of my boys in one thing, 2 in another.

Anyhow {sorry tangent!} I thought of this fabric for bowties
and was psyched to find it in these colors as well!
The dress shirts have blue and gray in them,
so these should tie {bad joke!} everything together nicely.

Being post Christmas our budget is shoestring tight,
so I found enough dress pants from E's old stash,
bought him a new pair on sale
and get this...5 pairs of shoes on Target clearance for $24 total!!
Yes, less than $6 a pair and while they are a little Spring-y,
they will be perfect and comfy for the wedding.

So, if you're in need of a last minute bowtie {or five} like me,
use this fantastic how-to
and make your own!

The only tweaking I did to steps in the tutorial
was to make the center band a little tighter so the 
gathered pleats were more pronounced.  

Aren't they sweet?!

I will be back to tell you all about it soon!
Can't wait to see how these look on my guys!
Happy weekend friends!!
{michelle}

4 comments:

  1. They are sweet! Love your fabric choice! Have fun at the wedding!

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  2. love it!! i put jake in a bowtie when he was 1month. adorable. post pictures please!!

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  3. SO cute! I'll bet those boys were so adorable in them. BTW, I am hosting a giveaway for a great clock on my blog. Pop over if you'd like to enter. Good luck & thanks so much for following Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  4. Hi there! Newest follower (Mom to 3 boys, a 3 year old and almost 1 year old twins!)
    LOVE these, we are doing a "Little Man"/mustache bash for their 1st bday next month and I may need to make these :)

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I so appreciate your sweet thoughts and thank you for sharing. I always try to reply whether it be to your email or on one of your blog posts! Wishing you a wonder*filled day! Michelle

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