DIY “Bow” Ring

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The other day I was inspired by my daughter’s hair bow.  One of the many bows that I keep trying to clip into her hair, only to have them ripped out seconds later.  Its a battle. Sure they look cute and all but her hair is really starting to get unruly.

Anyways, her loss is my gain.  Check out my new rings.  I started with the bigger black bow but then made a few more smaller ones.  Below is a brief tutorial on how to make one yourself.  Its really pretty simple.

 

Materials:

  • A ring, just a cheap one because it won’t really be visible.  I bought a set of stackable rings at the Bay for less than $5, link below.
  • Needle and thread to match the bow.
  • A bow.  I bought mine at Claires.  Usually you can get some sort of BOGO deal so it ends up being pretty cheap. I would recommend keeping it simple in terms of the bow you pick, otherwise it may end up looking a little cheese.  I included some options in the link below.

SHOP    Rings Polka Dot Bow  Plaid Bow   Striped Bow

Step 1: I started with a bow that was already on a clip, so I just cut the fabric on the underside of the bow to remove the clip.

Step 2: I sewed the back of the bow up to fix where I had made cut.

Step 3: I sewed the bow to the ring.  If you are looking at the backside of the bow place the ring where you want it to sit on the bow.  And then you just stitch ‘around’ the ring going from top to bottom.  I included a pic below in case my description is confusing.  Leave a comment if you need more detail.

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1 Jacket 3 Looks

jacket-dress-1Yep, more Zara.  This jacket is so versatile and to prove it I am showing you 3 completely different looks – starring this jacket.  Unfortunately this jacket is sold out but I found a similar one from TopShop (only $85).  Actually, I think I like the TopShop one more than this, c’est la vie.

SHOP    Similar Jacket from TopShop 

ONE:  This jacket is perfect for layering over a dress.  I prefer it with a dress shorter than the jacket.  In fact the dress I am wearing is super short, too short for me, so I liked how the jacket gave me a little extra coverage.

BTW, I found these shoes at Nordstrom.  I just checked and they are sold out BUT If ever you order from Nordstrom Canada, you can avoid paying shipping and duties if you order in store or call customer service.  I have only ordered  instore but the gentleman helping me said you just needed the order number to place the order over the phone. jacket-dress-3jacket-dress-2

TWO:  Probably not the best look for a -20C sort of day.  But on a warmer winter day, the jacket works as an outer layer as well.  I get so bored of my winter jackets so layering blazers over warmer layers helps mix if up.  Also, I am not sure if the sleeves are meant to be three quarter because I have really long arms.  Seriously, they span 6 feet and I am only 5’7. Anyways I love that the sweater sleeves are longer than the jacket sleeves.  You can easily achieve this layered look by cuffing your sleeves as well.

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THREE:  Finally this jacket is totally work appropriate.  I wore a pale pink shirt with a bow detail, but it would look great with a black blouse as well. OR even a simple grey or black tee depending on how casual your work place is.  My office is super casual so I would probably switch the black ankle pants for a pair of jeans.

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