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Boy’s Bow Tie Pattern with Cricut + Simplicity

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine. Read on to see how I joined forces with Cricut + Simplicity to sew a Boy’s Bow Tie Pattern!

Boy Bow Tie Pattern

What is it about a boy in a bow tie? I don’t get to sew for my boys as often as I used to (I just can’t handle seeing holes in handmade pant knees), so today’s project was extra fun for me. I used Cricut + Simplicity’s Boy’s Bow Tie Pattern to create the perfect floral bow tie for Weston, and after dreaming up this photo shoot, bribed him just enough to go along with it. Read on for all the details and to learn how to sew a bow tie for your own boys! [Read more…]

Corduroy Bow Ties

Happy almost New Year! I wanted to share my last sewing project of 2012 with you today. I already shared Lola’s corduroy dress here, but I couldn’t resist making a couple of bow ties for Wyatt and Weston to match.
I used Christie’s tutorial, which I also used for wedding bow ties here. It’s a great tutorial and I love the finished size (not too big, but not too small), so I’m sure it won’t be the last time I use it.
I love the texture of the corduroy for a bow tie. Extra hipster. I also used a layer of fusible fleece, which makes them perfectly soft but still hold their shape.
What little boys wouldn’t be thrilled to match their little sister?
Okay, I can’t say that the boys don’t want to rip the ties off as soon as they are allowed (my fault – I should have made the neckstrap slightly longer), but the cute factor definitely makes up for any bribery that I have to use :).

I love these two.

Aaannnd, photoshoot over :).

Ties and Bowties!

Another project I did for my brother in law’s wedding last weekend were ties and bowties for all the nephews in the two families.  Remember Lexi from this post?  Yep, they got married!  Don’t they make a cute couple?
For the two littlest boys, Weston and Hudson, I made bowties using Christie over at A Lemon Squeezy Home’s tutorial.  I know that there are a lot of bowtie tutorials around, but I definitely like her’s the best.
I made them slightly smaller than Christie’s directions since the boys were only 10 and 16 months old, but it was a super easy tutorial, and I like that they were still kind of big.
They were really fun to make too!  Weston had fun wearing his…  Sometimes :).
For the three older boys (can Wyatt really be considered an older boy now?  Yikes!) I made real ties using the free pattern from Ottobre Design (you have to scroll through the images all the way to the left and then click on the tie image).
Kayden’s grandpa helped him with his tie.  And yes, he always looks that sweet (unless you mess with his Star Wars Legos).
 I hope you all have a good weekend!

I’ll be linking to some of these parties!

Schoolboy Boy’s Vest Pattern + Everyday Boy’s Necktie Pattern

Boys Sewing Patterns

We’re almost through all of my kids Christmas outfits! Rounding out my girls’ dresses (you can see Lola’s pinafore dress here and Hattie’s peplum dress here), this post is all about the little men in my life. Well, one of them is getting not-so-little, but for now I’m just going to hold on to the time until he’s taller than me! I made Weston my favorite boys vest pattern, a Schoolboy Vest, and Wyatt an Everyday Necktie (pattern by Dana from Made Everyday) for Christmas this year, and as usual, Weston made sure we didn’t have a dull moment in our photoshoot. He’s also the reason we literally got one good family photo out of hundreds, lol. [Read more…]

Hattie’s Easter Dress – Magrath Dress

Magrath Dress PatternI don’t always enjoy sewing for holidays (that sounds like the start of a meme), but I had so much fun sewing my girls’ Easter dresses this year! I fully intended to share them both today, but as I was editing photos, I realized I have waaay too many for one post so I’m sharing Hattie’s today and I’ll share Lola’s next week. [Read more…]