DIY: Oversized Bow Tie

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DIY oversized bowtie pose 1 {who is that girl mo?}
This week's DIY project is an accessory. I decided to make an oversized bowtie or pussy bow. 
Supplies:
fabric
pins
scissors
sewing machine
ruler
chalk
  • Using the ruler and chalk, cut 3 pieces of fabric; 10x40 (tie), 3x5 (middle bow), and 8x14 (main bow)
  • Interfacing can be applied to the main bow to have a stiffer look. I decided I wanted mine to hang more like a pussy bow. Fold each fabric in half right sides facing each other.
  • Sew a seam on the long side of both the middle and main bows.
  • Turn inside out and iron flat.
  • Fold in half and sew a seam on the short side of the bows. This will create a tube or circle.
  • Slide the main bow through the middle bow and adjust.
  • Take the fabric tie which should be folded in half and measure 2 inches from the raw edge. Draw a diagonal line from this point and cut at angle. This will make the ends of the tie pointy instead of straight.
  • Sew around the tie leaving an 1 inch gap or opening.
  • Pull tie inside out and sew the opening closed.
  • Iron flat.
  • Pull one end of the tie through the back of the middle bow and repeat for the other end.
DIY oversized bowtie tutorial pics {who is that girl mo?}

DIY oversized bowtie pose 2 {who is that girl mo?}

DIY oversized bowtie pose 3 {who is that girl mo?}

DIY oversized bowtie pose 4 {who is that girl mo?}

DIY oversized bowtie pose 6 {who is that girl mo?}


Are you into wearing bowties or do you think it's something for the boys?

Outfit Details:
shirt NY&Co | thrifted jeans Seven for all Mankind | jacket H&M | oxfords Miz Mooz


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47 comments

  1. Ooh this looks great! I like the animal print next to your red jacket.

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  2. This is such a rad DIY! Thanks for sharing, Mo!

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  3. Thank you. I think the contrast works good together. :-)

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  4. I really like the addition of the bow tie to the shirt.

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  5. Loving that leopard tie and super cute varsity jacket! Great look.

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  6. what a great outfit, love the little school boy look.

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  7. I love varsity jackets and oxfords! That leopard tie is amazing too.

    xo,
    Vanessa
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  8. super cute! Love this outfit! The DIY turned out great!

    xo,
    nancy

    http://www.adoretoadorn.com

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  9. it's so cute. i love the girly bow with the more masculine jacket!

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  10. Such a fun DIY!! Loving your look! Too fun!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  11. I can't believe you made that bow! I bought mind from asos but i think yours is cuter. Also love that striped shirt you made 2 posts ago...very modern and cool.

    Merrie @ www.PetiteCareerGirl.com

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  12. This is my kind of project ! love it .

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  13. Yassss... Love me some bow ties!

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  14. I need to try it! Looks great with your jacket.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  15. Love the outfit.

    Have a nice day!

    xoxo
    Kelly

    http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  16. I like it + I wear pussy bow shirts but have yet to purchase a bow tie but I definitely don't think they are just for the boys.

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  17. I love it! Very cute with the jacket!

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  18. This is so fun! love the bow tie.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  19. Love this very cute, wish I had even an ounce of DIY in me.It turned out great. Love your updo too :)

    Dee

    Ms Dee Kay

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  20. Super cute outfit. Love the letterman jacket! Brings back memories. :)

    Have a great week!

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2014/02/ambar-target-style-for-latinas.html

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  21. Such a fun DIY! I am not much of a bow tie gal, but I actually really love the complete look :)

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  22. Super cute! Love the DIY as usual and that varsity jacket!!!

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  23. not nearly that crafty! So cool! Love the look. Thanks for linking up :) C

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  24. I think you've made me want to rock a bow tie!

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo