My girls have decided for some reason that they would like to accessorize with a tie. This started at Christmas after seeing my husband put on a tie for a holiday party we went to. They were so intrigued with how he tied it! After one lesson, one of my girls became a master at it! Her sister is always asking her to help her tie her tie, which has forced me to reluctantly learn how to do it as well. LOL
As cute as it was to see my girls trying to wear their father's ties, I decided enough was enough and started looking for a pattern where I could make a girly tie, something more appropriate for them to wear. I found this great boy's tie tutorial here. I did deviate from the pattern. I did not cut the fabric on the bias, since that would take up too much of my fabric scrap. This is purely a project for fun, something that is just a passing fancy for them, so the cheapest, quickest, and easiest way for me to accomplish this was my goal!
I cut the underside tie fabric out of the same fabric, sewing right sides together. I used fusible interfacing that was light weight too. These really sewed up quickly.
I used fold over elastic on the backside as a way to secure the tie ends together.
My Husband: "Maybe I should have you make me some ties." I wonder if there is a pattern out there for men's ties? I haven't ever bought my husband a tie, but I imagine they could be made cheaper and they really aren't that difficult.
My girls are all about wanting a "school girl-type" uniform. They want the pleated plaid skirts with a collared shirt, etc. Fantastic! I just ordered some fabrics to help put this together for them. :) My sewing to-do list continues to get longer and longer!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley