These were for my sister-in-law's wedding last weekend. I must give credit to my sister, who helped me figure these out. Thanks, Bridey! Also thanks to my aunt Cynthia, who provided the entertainment (in the form of her I Love Lucy Season One DVDs) while I did the hand sewing until 2am.
Nine bow ties in three different sizes: four and six year olds (4), one and two year olds (4), and newborn (1). They match the groomsmen's ties and handkerchiefs. Actually, they were made out of some extra handkerchiefs. We only had to cut into three! And almost not even that. I decided to simplify the project by putting them on ribbons that tie around the collar and tuck in (instead of using hooks and eyes, velcro, elastic, or a combination).
My boys, sporting the bow ties at the wedding. (Monkey Two is making a funny face--he usually doesn't look that monkeylike)
Ah! Now I can cross those off of my to-make list!