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Welcome to the first sewalong of 2009!

As you may know, BurdaStyle aims to donate 150 bow ties to the American Cancer Society’s Pink and Black Tie Gala. The bow ties will be auctioned off at the Gala, and the funds raised will help support the ACS in their life-saving work, including patient services, national research, education, and advocacy initiatives. Unfortunately, cancer is something effects all of us, either directly or indirectly. In the United States alone, cancer accounts for 1 in 4 deaths, and 1.5 million new cases will be diagnosed this year.

Help us help make a difference and join our Bow Tie Sew Along. Download the free David Bow Tie pattern and check out our many bow tie How To’s. Using pink and/or black fabric, we’ll all sew ours up, then send them in to donate to the good cause. The sew along will last two weeks starting from today, and Nikkishell will be answering any and all questions in the forums. While you’re at it, sew one up for yourself… If you haven’t noticed, bow ties are all over fashion right now, from the Gossip Girls to the tailored looks strutting down the runway.

There are a few points to remember while sewing for the American Cancer Society:

1 The ties must be pink or black or a combination of both.

2 We need to receive them by May 4th.

3 Send your bow tie to:BurdaStyle 325 Gold st Suite 201 Brooklyn, NY. 11201.

4 Include your personal story on a note card if you wish.

Head on over here to download your pattern which is FREE then check out the Sewalong thread in the forums. Let us know your plans, what combination of pink and black you will choose, whether you will make any alterations to the pattern and if you decide to make one for yourself, how do you plan to wear it.

We’re looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations!!

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    Jan 23, 2012, 08.00 AMby Saider

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    Feb 26, 2009, 07.58 PMby nikkishell

    Ah ok, well if you would like to make a pocket square to with your bow tie please feel free. I don’t think it matters much if they match, maybe keep within the pink and black specificactions?

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    Feb 26, 2009, 06.12 AMby lalatxmine

    I believe a pocket square is a square of fabric to use like a handkerchief in the breast pocket of a suit coat. It adds color to the outfit.

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    Feb 25, 2009, 03.51 PMby nikkishell

    What do you mean by a ‘pocket square’?

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    Feb 25, 2009, 11.37 AMby tvlgal

    I was thinking of making a pocket square to go along with the bow tie. Is it true that the pocket square should compliment and not match the bow tie? Or could they be the same fabric? What is your suggestion to this?
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