This time of year is full of celebration, getting together with family and friends — eating, drinking, and just generally being merry. And of course you have something lovely to wear, but your date is wearing the same tie he wears to every event, and it has a wine stain or something because it doubles as a napkin. Maybe it’s time for a new tie. Maybe it’s time to make him a new tie!
It seems so daunting to make ties, but it’s really very easy! There is some hand sewing involved, especially in a necktie, which can be a turn-off. To me, it’s worth it. I get such a good feeling to see someone wearing and appreciating something that I worked hard to make for them (I also love the compliments and admiration).
Alternatively, you can take apart some ugly old necktie that you like the shape of and make a pattern (and use the interlining) from that. Thrift stores and closets are full of ugly old neckties!
Our lovely friends at Clever Charlotte made a pattern package which includes two styles of men’s bowties, a boy’s bowtie, and some dapper children’s accessories.
Don’t feel like making a tie? We can also make them for you!
I’m going to steal a picture of Nan’s son here, because he is adorable in a bowtie. And Anna is gorgeous, of course. And they match, which I love. (Anna was our celebrity blog-poster a few days ago, and mentioned this dress Nan made for her niece’s wedding).
Those aren’t the only two that like to match. When I make myself a dress for fancy stuff, I make my boyfriend a tie. It’s real cute.
I’ll have to make him a tie to match this dress: