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Old 03-21-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Question Tying Bows?

Can anyone tell me how to tie a bow on the back of a dress so that it looks nice? Our bank is offering free pictures with the Easter Bunny this weekend and we're taking Sofie in her Easter dress. Problem is, it has a bow on the back (wide cotton) and I can't tie the darned thing! I can only tie it like I would a shoe lace and that sure doesn't look nice on a dress!

Thanks for your help!

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Old 03-21-2007, 09:04 AM   #2
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Thats how I would do it but I think if you strech the fabric in the center out over the knot it hides things....its been so long, now I will have to try to do this
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Old 03-21-2007, 11:34 AM   #3
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Right over left and under, left over right and under. Reef knot.
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:37 PM   #4
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Shoot, I don't know.

All I can say is you better post those photos! lol.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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I do it:
first tie the left piece over the right, with the right side now pointing down, left pointing up.
Then, to make the bow, loop the right and pinch. Then take the left and go behind the right, (going right) then come back around in the front, going left.
After it crosses the loop, make it's loop go through the opening and pull. This will put your original pinched right loop go on the left and your original left string go on the right.

Sounds confusing, but it's not, and it will make a perfect bow.

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Old 03-21-2007, 03:11 PM   #6
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Tying a bow can't be that difficult. First tie it then bring the other 2 sides together and then spead it out so it is nice and full.

I hope that helps.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:26 PM   #7
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The bow's in the back. Just have her face the camera, no problem.
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:16 PM   #8
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Between bows for my little girls and the flower shop, I must have tied thousands of bows, of all kinds.
It doesn't matter right or left, but once you tie your first knot, make sure that the ribbon on the bottom is the one you make your first loop with. Then make sure to wrap the other ribbon over the TOP of the loop, and then pull through.
Before you completely tighten the knot, adjust the loops to desired size, then tighten. Straighten out and fluff the loops, then adjust the knot and tails so they look neat.
Don't overwork it, or it will get all wrinkled. It doesn't have to be perfect...just fluffy.
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I was researching ribbons for my sister's wedding just now and came across this for you
Article
It has pictures of how to tie a ribbon.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:18 PM   #10
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Ah, pictures! Thanks, Cora! That should help. The more instructions I read, the more I felt like I didn't even know how to tie my shoes!

If that doesn't work, I'll be asking jkath to drop by Saturday morning!
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