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Old 03-22-2012, 11:18
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Question Really?? bows being too poofy??

I am ready to bang my head up against a wall! I am trying to make some big ol southern belle bows. I take great pride in my bows being nice and "poofy". Well I have been informed that they are too poofy. It seems that what my customers are wanting are more flat, spread out, floppy kind of bows? I guess what it comes down to is that my bows need to be more of a spread out X shape. Sounds easy enough, right? I'll be darned if I can't figure it out. Anyone have any tips on how to make those huge southern bows that take up half the side of the girls head?
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:25
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Can you show a pic of yours?
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:43
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Ok, lets see if I did this correctly....

The bottom bow is how I do mine normally. The top bow is what I have played around and came up with. I still think it looks blah, but perhaps it's because it's not what I am use to???
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:48
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Maybe they're looking for something like this. http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/in...ducts_id=11626
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Default Re: Really?? bows being too poofy??

Angela, I wish that was it but unfortunately it isn't. I have seen a picture of the bows they are wanting from a lady they bought from in the past. I just can't figure it out. I will see if I can find something similar and post a link if that is acceptable.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:04
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Angela, I wish that was it but unfortunately it isn't. I have seen a picture of the bows they are wanting from a lady they bought from in the past. I just can't figure it out. I will see if I can find something similar and post a link if that is acceptable.
Hmmm...I'd love to see a pic! I'm curious now. lol
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:44
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Are these the style?

http://www.bittybumboutique.com/sobobiggihab.html

I'm in Ms and I see tons of bows like these.
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I'm in TN and the bows I see are a large, loose TBB that are not starched or bakes, so they are very floppy. I think it is a TTB just with a couple of extra inches added to the ribbon. I work in an all girls school and I see a ton of these!
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Hi ladies! Thanks so much for the response. I found a picture online (does not belong to me) of how the hairbow would look sitting on the side of the head. From the picture you can see how the loops are closer together on the sides...not spread out as much.


I hope this link works.


http://o-sewpretty.com/images/view.a...Id=820&index=0

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I am having the same problem. I think they are hand folded & well I do not do that so well. Mine are turning out like yours.... I use a 8" template & 40" of 2.5" ribbon. I think I am going to try maybe a 9" template & see how that works.
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