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DIY + laura ashley + Projects / Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014

Doggy bow tie

We interrupt the holiday madness to bring you adorableness in the form of Banksy, the sweetest of all pups. This guy was kind enough to model the latest craze in K9 style, the bow tie, my latest DIY for the Laura Ashley blog (see more pics here). I don’t have a dog, but if I did, he and/or she would certainly don a tie.

See below for more adorable photos of Banksy being a good sport.

Photography by Jordan Huntington
Sewing by Carli Randolf
Art directed and styled by Brittany Jepsen

Materials:
Fabric (this Laura Ashely pattern here)
Sewing Machine
Thread
Ruler
Seam Gauge
Scissors
Buttons
Hot Glue Gun (optional)
Pins

Step 1: Depending on the size of your dog, figure out what size you want the bow tie to be. The dog I was making the bow tie for is a bit larger so I chose to make the bow tie a 8”x 3” rectangle. Add 1” to the width measurement to account for seam allowances.

Step 2: Cut out your fabric. I cut mine out 8”x 4” (an extra inch for seam allowance).

Step 3: With right sides together, fold each end into the center, then sew each long side at a ½”. Press seams open and then turn right side out.

Step 4: For the strap, cut out a long strip of fabric 3” wide. With right sides together fold in half and press. Sew along the edge forming a tube. Turn right side out and press. Optional: Edge-stitch the strap.

Step 5: At the center of the collar strap, attach the bow tie by sewing a line through the center of the bow tie and strap.

Step 6: Cut out a small piece of fabric about an inch wide and 3” in length. Press under the raw edges. Scrunch the bow tie at the center and wrap the small piece of fabric around the bow tie and collar strap. You can either hand sew or hot glue the end of the fabric to the back of the collar.

Step 7: Using your dog’s neck for reference, figure out where to place your buttons and buttonhole. Then, sew on buttons and add buttonholes.

Donzo! It’s so simple! Now go adorn your cute pup!

If you’d prefer not to make it yourself, here are some cute ones to shop for:

Design + Projects / Monday, 11 Mar 2019

How to paint lime wash with Pure and Original Paint

We recently released a new collection of home goods in partnership with interior designer, Meta Coleman, and today she’s sharing a peek into her new main floor. Meta’s home is constantly evolving stylistically as she grows and I love seeing the process into how she brings it altogether. She gathers inspiration from her favorite artists and travels to create a truly one of a kind home.

Today she’s going into detail about the new colors in her house in partnership with Pure and Original Paint, her lime wash company of choice. Lime wash has the most lovely texture and it’s been something she’s been experimenting with the last couple of years. I’m excited to let you in on this technique with you!  – Brittany
Meta Coleman’s new painted living room

I have wanted to paint my hallway a beautiful green for a couple of years now. With the help of Pure and Original Paint I finally made it a reality and I couldn’t be happier with the result. Follow along for the entire adventure and what sparked this desire. Read on →

Life / Friday, 25 Jan 2019

Becoming: Libby VanderPloeg

If you’re just joining in, for the month of January we were inspired to change up our content for the month to focus on women who we find inspiring and can tell us about their journey of “becoming” based on our Book Club book of the month by Michelle Obama. You can read the rest of the interviews here with Grace Bonney here. Stay tuned for many more!

I’m a huge fan of the work of illustrator, Libby VanderPloeg. Her work is addresses current issues imbibed with a fresh, whimsical, and humorous touch. We’ve been the lucky host of a few collaborations now with our Lars Book Club printable art prints, but you can find her work from products at Anthropologie, to book covers, and magazines around the globe. You can even take her class on Skillshare, which is actually on my bucket list this year! We’re so thrilled to learn more about her in our latest interview. 

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Projects / Monday, 16 Jul 2018

Lars Online Fabric Resource Guide

Fabric Resource Guide

Here at Lars, we’re big fans of simple sewing projects. In other words, projects any rookie seamstress can tackle! This is largely in part because of the huge variety of amazing fabrics to choose from! However, unless you’re lucky enough to live in a city with great fabric shops (I’m looking at you New York and L.A Natives), it’s hard to find choices beyond the basics. So we have scavenged the web to find the best online fabric shops to satisfy all your textile needs! And of course, if you have some we should know about, please leave us a comment!

Check out the complete Lars Online Fabric Resource Guide!

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Costumes + halloween + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

5 mama and baby costumes

Russian nesting doll mommy and baby costume Artist and palette mommy and baby costumeHalloween is fast approaching and there are few holidays I like more! Spooky and creepy may not seem like the name of the game here at Lars, but we love to go all out! What’s more fun than dressing up?! You’ve probably heard that I’m pregnant (yeah, that’s the bump under my dresses, folks), 24 weeks to be exact, so naturally, we have babies on the brain here! We’ve teamed up with Solly Baby this Halloween season to create 5 amazing costumes for moms and their little ones along with their daily giveaways on Instagram! Each costume has a component for the mom and then a way to dress up the Solly wrap in a coordinating costume for their baby. We are so thrilled with how they all turned out! And even if you don’t have a babe to tote around on Halloween, these costumes would still be amazing! I’m having a hard time choosing, but I think I’m going to go with the Russian doll costume myself! But who knows! They’re all so good!Mushroom and garden gnome baby and mommy costume Chiquita and banana mommy and baby costumeStork and package mommy and baby costume

Check out all the looks and start planning your costume! I’d love to know which one is your favorite? 

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