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Old 05-28-2010, 06:37
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Default flat vs perky boutique bows

Ok, this is probably a dumb question, but I was wondering why some boutique bows are really perky and have loops that stand up and are almost folding in on themselves, and then I see other people that have boutique bows that look flat, like a pinwheel without tails.

Is this just a preference thing? I know there's the TBB, but I thought that was a more extreme version of the perky boutique one.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:49
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

some starch, some dont, i think for me it is in the sewing, the tighter and faster I pull it, the more perky it gets

i have never starched myself but some swear by it
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:50
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

Nope, that's a good question in my opinion. I personally prefer a super perky bow, but some of my customers prefer a flatter bow, so I try to make both.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:58
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

Thanks guys, I knew you would know

I thought on my first tries I was doing it completely wrong..then watching a video to do surrounds, she used a two flat bows, and they looked like what I made, but now I've been practicing a *lot* to make them perky instead..glad to know either way is ok
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Old 05-28-2010, 08:19
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

I think the difference is that the perkier ones are twisted boutique and the not so perky would be normal boutique.
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:23
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

Mine are always perky. With the instructions I use, I don't see how they can be anything but perky. And I do bake and starch mine, so they will keep that beautiful shape!
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:02
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

ok I figured I should post some pics, my camera (actually its my son's, ours isn't working anymore and I need to get a new one) is missing it's sd card, and the cable to hook it up to the pc, so I will have to show you examples elsewhere.

flat:
http://mibelloboutique.com/images/ca...ics/edited.jpg

perky:
http://mibelloboutique.com/index.php...products_id=21

I imagine you all already knew this, but I just wanted to show you so you know exactly what I mean, I'm bad at describing things
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

The first one is a regular boutique bow. I make them by doing the figure 8 and bringing the centers down a little closer together if that makes sense?? And the second picture is the twisted boutique. I use the figure 8 method on those as well, but I over accentuate the loops.
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:31
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

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The first one is a regular boutique bow. I make them by doing the figure 8 and bringing the centers down a little closer together if that makes sense?? And the second picture is the twisted boutique. I use the figure 8 method on those as well, but I over accentuate the loops.
Ohhhh...thank you!! I was wondering if maybe it was a twisted boutique, but its hard to tell because so many people seem to just call them a boutique bow...here I was freaking out thinking I couldn't get the second one right, and that it was a normal boutique bow so I have been working on it a lot and finally it clicked how to do it..

Well that's awesome, I thought I'd never learn to do twisted and it would take me years to figure it out haha.

Now I need to practice normal ones lol
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:08
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Default Re: flat vs perky boutique bows

I make two types, soon to be three types of basic boutique bows. I currently make regular boutique bows, which are perky and I also make pinwheel bows which are flat. Both sell equally for me... Some people want a perky look and other don't... I'm getting ready to make basic twisted for shows and see how they do... I think it's good to have a variety because customers don't always want the same thing
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