Do you remember on Friday I said I wanted to make this? I can hardly believe it myself! (I actually attempted and completed three items from my Craft Bucket List.) I am going to have to figure out how to show they are "checked" off of the list. I found the tutorial here: Simple Bow Tie Top at Sweet Verbena
#23 Bow Shirt = DONE.
This was super, ridiculously easy to make. Promise.
What I like about the shirt: easy, love the colors, it is so stinking ADORABLE. I did take about 4" off each side seam which, for me (5'5") was making me look pregnant (which I am not).
What I don't like: not mom-friendly. It was great for my shopping trip with my friend, but was a hinderance when my family went to Sam's Club. The bow got caught in my leg somehow when I was loading the car and the bow was all untied when I was done loading. Also, it was hard to carry my 2-yr old because he was tugging on the bow or pulling my shirt down. When I bent over you can see in my shirt. I don't own a strapless bra so I had to rig something up for the day. (tmi? sorry.) And my bow was bigger than hers because I used satin...I looked back on her tutorial and she used silk. Oops on me. Silk was not in the value section- orange satin was. I just felt uncomfortable in it when I was around the house and grocery shopping- mom things, you know. But I am not a stylish person so maybe that is the real problem.
Has anyone else made this shirt?
Will I wear it again...probably yes. I was even thinking of sewing the ends of the sash together and losing the bow altogether. Whaddya think?
Do I change the bow or do I just wear this when I am doing non-mom things? Or do I just get a grip and be stylish once in a while! geesh.