Recently I've been inspired by some really cute garments with big bows on which I've seen in the shops and on the web, like these:
|Dorothy Perkins - £35. Noticed how this is the same shape as my butterick B5305 dress?|
|Pixie - £65!|
So rather than buy one for £30-60 and in keeping with my new me-made wardrobe I went out and bought some wide ribbon (2m to be on the safe side) and had a go at making my own! I'll admit that I had to do some googling on how to make a pretty bow because tying bows has never been my forte. In doing so I discovered that the secret to making the perfect bow is all about faking it, who'd have thunk it?! So I made the general bow shape, gathered it in the middle and then wrapped it with a loop of fabric in order to make it look like I'd tied it. There are lots of fabric bow tutorials out there, I believe tilly has one, however I was making mine from ribbon which is a bit different! Then I had to make seams on the end of the ties which were hanging down as they were fraying a bit. And of course I attached it to the t-shirt!
Here's what I ended up with:
Total cost - 70p for the ribbon. Who said DIY was expensive? Much cheaper than a £65 t-shirt.