I love how mine turned out, thanks for the great idea! (see Zipper Bow Tie instructions by Cat Morley). Note: my main bow loop was made with a ~10″ rather than 7″ length. This made for about a 4+” finished bow width, which was easier to work with re: the wider metal zipper, and looks in proportion on the neck. I started with zippers that were about 16″ long, and hand-sewed the cinching zipper closed at the back center of the bow. I also used a wide fabric ribbon for the neck instead of a 3rd zipper. Now it just needs a party invite… 🙂
I run the UK’s Rocky Horror Shadowcast, the Denton Deviants. Here is the Magenta costume I made. I made the apron and cap from scratch, and modified the dress from a button down dress I found in a charity shop.
There is no doubt that folds and creases in fabric are two of the chief delights of painting clothes. The reason is simple: they create patterns of alternating light and shade, and this tonal variation
is very satisfying to behold and to paint.
This little open lantern or votive candle holder is lighted by a battery operated tea light. Finished size is a 2.75″ cube. Best cut by machine.
Quick and easy graduation money holder made from an origami Masu box with lid. Customize with your school colors. United States paper money, rolled up in the “diploma”, fits diagonally in the box.