I am a fan for bows! On shoes, in the girls hair, on brown paper packages, and even on their clothes!
During KCW I whipped up a knit boat neck tank for Carleigh. I only had enough of this knit from GirlCharlee for one, and felt like my redhead needed a new top!
She is a keep it simple kind of kid (total opposite of her older sister) so I knew it needed to be easy for her to get on and off, but wanted a little wow factor in the back. How do you add wow? Just stick a BOW on it!
The top is fully lined so the neck and arm openings would look clean, yes I know knit does not fray, but I have not been brave enough to leave a shirt unfinished! After I made the top I noticed it was a tad to short, so I added a band at the bottom about an inch less in width than the top to kinda "squinch" it's a word,
Anyhoo. To make the bow, I just made a large tube shape and then made a small loop and slipped it on and stitched it to the back of the bow to keep things tidy. I then used my button stitch to "tack" the bow in place.
I tried so hard to match the stripes, dang knit sure moves around when sewing! I can just here the song in my head taunting me "SO close, yet so far away..." dang it...
I kinda really like this shirt and have a humungo order coming from GirlCharlee for some Tumbletees ( awesome pattern) by Rachael at Imagine Gnats. I have made three but plan to make more, and two more of these sweet little bow tanks.
Stay Tuned next week for a tutorial on this top, and the awesome tumbleetee pattern I am testing!