Summer Bows and Dreams of French Boarding Schools

After a few weeks of dreadful weather, we have managed to recapture Summer. As I looked at the partner hair comb to my Chloe one, I decided to push to embody my joy of all things Summer (heat, swimming, skirts, flip flops, ice cream….) and create an alternative hair comb. A ‘nice’ comb to go with the ‘naughty’ one, sort of, or a ‘day’ to go with the ‘night.’

While rooting around in my present and wrapping drawer for a thank you card (remaining thanks to be passed out following my birthday), I came accross a lovely little scrap of yellow and white ribbon. I remember getting some clothes I bought in San Francisco tied up in this lovely ribbon one previous Summer. A bow seemed like the perfect idea. To make:

  1. Cut 3 pieces of your chosen ribbon. 1  a little longer than the length of your hair comb (Piece A), 1 twice the length of the previous (Piece B), and 1 just long enough to act as the ‘tie’ in the centre (Piece C)
  2. With Piece A below, take Piece B and form a circle. flatten it with the joint in the centre and pin all the pieces together. Sew in place
  3. Take Piece C and wrap it around the centre of your bow. Sew in place being careful to sew to the main bow but not through to the front
  4. Trim Piece A to your liking and singe the ends slightly by holding near a flame. Sew your bow to your hair come and away you go!

I love it so much! I’ve been wearing it to the top of my head with floaty summer skirts, feeling like Madeline frolicking around the streets of Paris with the nuns from her boarding school. Long may it last.

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