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We are asking out members and friends to donate a handmade bow ties to be auctioned off at the ACS Pink and Black Tie Gala on May 7th 2009.

Want to help?
Download the David Bow Tie pattern
Sew it up in pink and/or black fabric and send it to us here at BurdaStyle by May 4th 2009.

325 Gold st
Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY. 11201

If you would like to include a personal story with your bow tie you are more than welcome to. Write it on a note card, that way, whoever wears your bow tie will know the story behind it.

We are so excited to be helping out with this great cause and we are very happy that our members can be involved.


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    Apr 20, 2009, 07.02 AMby amytom2003

    My 3 got mailed in today-hope they are OK to use. Never made bow ties before. BTW if you have trouble finding sliders like I did, I ended up at the thrift store and bought 3 big old bras with wide straps and cut them off of there. So I recycled and supported the thrift store to boot! Amy

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    Feb 17, 2009, 09.53 PMby alexcap1101

    i’m on it! i can’t wait to fabric shop…

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    Feb 17, 2009, 12.17 PMby hairpin

    I think I’d prefer to make a tie without the metal hooks, i.e. the way I see at most vintage shops. I hope that’s ok. As long as the tie is not too decorated, I don’t think it should be a problem. Is there a rule in place on this?

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    Feb 10, 2009, 06.08 AMby thimblethumbs

    Help!! Does anyone know where I can purchase the metal sliders needed for the bow ties? I have ties partially made and cannot find the sliders anywhere in my area! I’ve tried to search online and end up finding tons of sliders for webbing, which are too big. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 02.39 PMby fancibags

    It will be great fun to sew up this bow tie for the auction. I can’t wait to see all of the finished ideas. Count me in. Thanks

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    Jan 14, 2009, 02.13 PMby michelou

    What Fun, I’ll do it!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 01.20 PMby annt

    Count me in too. I’ve got the pattern and am heading out to get some fabric.

    Do I need to pledge a definite number right now or however many I mange to get done by deadline?


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    Jan 14, 2009, 12.37 PMby alden

    This is absolutely available for anyone who would like to do it, they don’t have to be members. Yes you can use any color pink also I believe it is fine if there are details in other colors as long as the main colors are pink and or black. I hope that has answered everyone’s questions!

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    Jan 14, 2009, 10.52 AMby kissyree

    I was curious as to whether or not this was a member’s only deal. I know that people at my mom’s work who would love to do this because the whole office loves doing charity, especially for cancer-related organizations.

    Also- can you do patterned fabric on your bowtie? I saw this pink Japanese chirimen that I think would be absolutely awesome for a bowtie and I’m only waiting so I can find out whether or not it is okay to use it.

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    Jan 14, 2009, 05.36 AMby nysister

    I’d also like to know about the color schemes acceptable, and weather the tie can only be sewn or are other medias okay too.

    Will there be pictures and information about the ties and what was bid for them?

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    Jan 10, 2009, 09.19 AMby kicchan

    Are the only colors allowed black and pink, or may we add small details in white too? :) Also, is every kind of pink allowed, like light pink and fuchsia and peach etc. or just pink-pink?

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    Dec 24, 2008, 12.45 PMby erintaylor

    woot woot – this is exciting, can’t wait to send one in!


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    Dec 15, 2008, 09.18 AMby Lucha Suarez

    count me in!!! anything I can do to help.

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    Dec 14, 2008, 10.49 AMby nora

    ParaNoire: Go crazy if you like! Maybe that will get a higher price at the auction! We’re looking forward to seeing you creations:)

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    Dec 11, 2008, 11.23 PMby paranoire

    This is great :D

    I am SO into this an will try to send a few. Are we supposed to use the exact pattern or can we go a little crazy with the bowties? As long as they’re somehow wearable it should be fine, right?

    Can’t wait to get back home and start working on them :P

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    Dec 10, 2008, 12.58 PMby nora

    Yes! We’ll keep track how much your tie gets and will post it on the site!

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    Dec 9, 2008, 11.58 AMby dinky105

    Will we know how our bowtie does?

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    Dec 9, 2008, 11.45 AMby ink

    What an excellent use of Burdastyle and the creative resource of all the talented individuals who subscribe. Networking is such a powerful and empowering tool. Thank you Burdastyle for this and I hope you organize other ways of giving back to the community and the globe!

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    Dec 9, 2008, 11.42 AMby alden

    Absolutely! Send in as many as you would like!

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    Dec 9, 2008, 11.24 AMby iheartmstrchief

    Are we allowed to send in more than one?

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