I found this stunning fabric in one of my favourite shops in Amsterdam. It is a real eye catcher. Immediately I was drawn to it because of the subtle sheen changing between light green and dusty pink depending on the angle of the fabric. Luckily, thanks to the folding of the butterfly, you can enjoy the whole array of the colours. The pattern is rich floral with green twigs and leaves and pink berries.
Making these origami butterflies started when I wanted to decorate my sister's dress with them. However this took a sharp turn when I realized the butterfly would look super cool as a bow tie. It took me a couple of months, some sleepless nights and dozens of disfigured butterflies (RIP) before I settled for the final design. I am very happy now as it really resembles a real life butterfly and also has a lot of fullness and depth.
My biggest challenge was the fraying edges. Luckily I solved this literally in my sleep as my brain was racing and the solution came to me :D. Now the bow ties have beautiful clean finish with no raw edges visible.
I take great care when making these bow tie. I put a lot of love and passion into making sure they look great. I want them to look special because they will make you feel special! Despite this there may be slight differences between individual butterflies and the position of the fabric pattern may vary. But that's the nature and beauty of hand made products. They are all originals!
The particular fabric is reversible and can create a green berry detail instead of pink berry and I have a multitude of different satin ribbons for the collar tape if you want a different colous. Just let me know ;)
The collar tape is made out of the same fabric and on the inside is lined with a pink satin ribbon. The closing is super easy, just a simple hook. And the length of the tape adjustable up to 48cm (19'') of the neck circumference.
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