the bow tie experiment

I'm not sure why, but I have been loving bow ties lately. I just can't get enough.
They are so darn cute, I can't stand it.
I have seen so many bow tie tutorials with these amazing fabrics, and especially the bow tie/tie appliqu├ęd shirts and onesies. I really love them, but I just don't have the budget to buy cute fabric all the time.
Since crocheting is SO much cheaper, I thought I'd try a little experiment...

I added a crochet bow tie to a couple plain t-shirts. 
I am still trying to figure out what I think about them.
These shirts didn't quite fit the vision I had in my head, but they aren't terrible.

I love yellow, even for boys, but I am not a huge fan of how this yellow/navy bow tie looks. 
Too much like a bumble bee.

I like this blue one a lot better, but I still am wondering if these bow ties look too much like girly bows instead?

I also tried this out on a onesie I had laying around and for some reason I think it looks better than the toddler t-shirts do. I also love the colors I chose for this one, the teal/yellow are so bright and fun.

I don't know, I need some time to figure out if I will let Ande out of the house in one of these.
I really love the idea of it...

What do you think? Do they look like enough like bow ties?


  1. Very cute! Maybe you could do a double-layered one next time. Think of what a bowtie looks like: you see the 'tails' sticking out from either end. Know what I mean? And maybe make it a little smaller and sew it higher up on the shirt. I hope you don't mind the advice! I think the idea is absolutely precious!

  2. Thank you Mom2fur, I really appreciate your feedback! That helps so much!

  3. I like them, but I would make them a little smaller. Bow ties are small compared to the size of the shirt. I like the double-layered idea, too.

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  6. Creative ideas, love it. thanks for sharing