Awhile back I stumbled onto some instructions for tying a sash into a perfect bow. Princess, being a five year old little girl, looooves twirly dresses with big bows in the back. Usually I'm lucky enough to find dresses that have the sash permanently tied into a bow (often attached with a button) but this year's Christmas dress (from Gymboree) left it up to me to get the bow up to Princess's standards. Luckily I had my handy instruction chart! (Click on the picture to make it bigger)
It really is so easy with these instructions in front of you!
Oh wait, let me get her hair out of the way--can you believe how long it is?! Granted, the sash ties a bit above her waist, but still...her hair is getting loooong!
Okay, I probably should have redone it to get the ends the same length, but I didn't. And, I'm happy to say, the sash is very secure with this method. It didn't come undone at all!