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Old 01-04-2012, 12:18
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Default Bows for dresses

Not sure where I need to post this but I need help making the bows that go on the shoulders of the lined aline jumper type dresses that are so popular now. I have some listed on etsy and you can see my bows are not right. I just finished a dress and spent more time making the bows than the dress. Any help would be appreciated. TIA
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:21
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Default Re: Bows for dresses

I think you need wider ribbon with shorter tails - I mostly see those dresses with bows made from 1.5 inch ribbon. I would search for "tails down bow" directions and see what you can find. I believe that's the type of bow you're looking to make. Hope that helps!
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:24
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Default Re: Bows for dresses

Now this etsy seller used 7/8 inch ribbon, but she made pinwheel bows (which are pretty easy to make, you can find directions easily too), so they look fuller. http://www.etsy.com/listing/82681983...facet=handmade
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:46
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I found an example with 1.5 inch ribbon - http://trenditotsboutique.com/item_3...hday-Dress.htm
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Default Re: Bows for dresses

i think on a smaller-sized dress, the 1 1/5" bows would look adorable...but the "bigger" girls might like the pinwheels more to look "grown up" JMO
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Don't make the tails too long other than that they look good.
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I also think the tails are too long, othrwise it is ok. I do like the idea of the pinwheel bows as an alternative.
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I like the pinwheels, nice for a change!
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