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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!!


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

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

  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

  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 :)


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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