After many failed attempts I finally got it right, or at least how I like it. But I felt frustrated that I couldn’t find an easy tutorial on Alice bows. So I decided to make one. I want to thank lacey_dolly for these measurements I got them from here if you would like to visit her original post. community.livejournal.com/egl/10158618.h
I used Different colored fabrics so it would be easier to tell the different pieces apart. Please feel free to comment or PM me if you have any suggestions or questions.
S U P P L I E S :
Base (cut 2) X
10 1/4 inches (25.4 cm) wide [tall], by 7 3/16 Inches (17.78 cm) length
Top (cut 2) X
6 3/8 inches (15.24 cm) wide/tall by 8 3/4 inches (20.32 cm) length
C O N S T R U C T I O N :
Once you have your pieces cut out start with the base.
Have the right side of the fabric facing up. if you want lace on the bottom layer then place it on now. I dont really measure the lace, you should be alright if you make the lace just a little longer than the width of the fabric.
With right sides together pin both pieces and sew. I’m not really sure on the seam allowance I always just use the edge of the foot and match it to the edge of the fabric. Leave a small corner open so you can turn it inside out. Once you are done sewing clip the corners by cutting a small V like this. Now turn right side out and press seams open. Now set it aside Base
For the top part make the same way as the base. Pin lace if desired, then put right sides together of both pieces. Don't forget to leave a space open so you can turn right side out; clip corners. Press seams before turning right side out if you want a flatter bow. If you want a fluffier one then press after turning right side out.
Fold the center piece in half pin and sew. if you want a tighter middle then put your bow pieces together and measure with the center piece until it looks how you want it to. Make a mark then sew.( i usually back stitch a couple times just to make sure it wont unravel) Iron seam flat and turn right side out.
F I N I S H I N G :
C O M P L E T E D :
When you have finished it should look something like these depending on the thickness of the material you used.
❥ fluffy (this bow was made with only pressing the seams after turned right side out)
❥ flat (this bow the seams were pressed both before and after turning it right side out)
* both bows were made the same. You can see the difference of the shaping and thickness in this picture.
❧ A ♦ F E W ♦ H E L P F U L ♦ T I P S :
* If you press the seams before turning it inside out then you will end up with a less fluffy bow than if you do it the other way.
* the higher you place the top piece on the base piece the more you will see of each
* Be careful of the thickness of the material, too thick and the bow might not stay on the top of your head. The material you pick is very important.