This was my first attempt at making the bow tie. I swear it took longer to learn to tie the thing than it did to make it. Have you ever tried to tie a bow tie - we got so confused, but with the help of several diagrams and youtube videos, we managed it as you can see.
This is the second bow tie I made. I think I like this one better although it doesn't really show off the cartoon fabric very well, perhaps a smaller pattern would have looked better. But my son was happy, and for once I was a trendy mum in life as well as my imagination.