So why not bowties for the boys? I was wearing this dress to a Mothers Tea put on by my sons class. It took me 5 min. I didn't have a lot of time because like most of my ideas they pop into my head when I can't possibly manage to fit another thing in my hectic day. You and I both know we mothers have lots of practice at squeezing one more thing in, so I did.
1. You need to decide how big you want the tie. Cut a strip of fabric fold in the outer edges then gather both ends down the middle. Cut gray ribbon the same length and then some for the width.
3. Gather your fabric in thirds like here and that is how your bowtie will gather.
Everyone thought I made this dress since my kids had matching bows to go with it. I didn't bother to inform anyone that this was not the case. My older son got his bowtie around his neck. I measured his neck and cut ribbon that size and stitched the ribbon on one side and velcroed the other end. I wouldn't use adhesive velcro. I tried it because I was in a hurry and it didn't work quite right.