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bow shirt

first, 
 remember the sticker project?
well she’s started to get shipments…
you can go HERE to see the TABLE full of stickers…
with more packages on the way!
it’s freakin awesome.
This is something you may have already seen…..but to bad so sad. I like to make sure all my tutorials get posted here…..(anal or something)
so you get the bow shirt again…
and i have loved this dress from the moment  i saw it on pinterest. something about big bows screams at me.
so i thought i would try to figure it out….and make my own
 I started the shirt like every other made-from-scratch- outfit…
got a shirt that fits and copied it.

 here’s the tricky part. the top piece is going to be WAY bigger than the bottom. you cut the back piece to size…and the front piece matches up at the bottom and the sides but the top is drastically oversized. here’s a picture of the front piece on the bottom (you may have to squint to see it)

 and here’s the front piece on top (are you still squinting?)

 you will take the top shoulder pieces and sew them together as normal…this will cause a lot of excess fabric in the chestal area. (i added a little reinforcement around the collar)

 after the collar is reinforced..and the shoulders are sewn…i added sleeves…

 and sewed down the sides and hemmed the bottom (not the collar yet!) you can see all the droopy fabric.

(man…my camera must be dirty. these are all blurry…)
but you take your shirt..and pinch all the excess fabric in the middle and put pins as markers on each side. (these were about 4 inches apart)

 then you get all fancy and add button holes…ignore the mistake that i made on the left….i was just trying to show you that everyone makes mistakes….

 i took a rectangle of fabric and made a decent sized bow…

 then i shoved that sucker in one buttonhole and out the next.

 causes all that excess of fabric to go to the middle…

 but you smoosh it down and pin to the top

 i made some bias tape and ran it the length of the collar

sew it around and realized that it makes it so the collar doesn’t fit over my daughter’s head. suck.

head to joanns to buy a zipper.

 i snipped right down the back…

 and sewed the zipper right on top. good thing exposed zippers are in style!

i made another scalloped skirt. i’m obsessed. i just can’t help myself…..pretty sure more are in my future too…
and i would add a couple little stitches at the corners of the bow to keep it up when your kid is wearing it..(okay..i would actually hot glue it..cause i do that)
i didn’t yet cause i wanted to show you that you could add whatever color in there for a nice pop! You can totally add in whatever coordinating color you wanted in there!
there you have it..a nice big bow. to make any kid feel like a gift!

Kimbo

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.