This guy has all but disappeared from the blog. At not quite fifteen he is almost as tall as his dad and totally too cool for mama made. When he asked for a tie to match his sisters I was all over it!
I used Purl Soho’s FREE Father’s Day Tie pattern for my initiation into tie making. It was a simple to follow tutorial and a fairly quick project. I used some lovely Cotton and Steel Les Fleurs quilting cotton. The option to use quilting cotton for ties makes the possibilities endless! I’m so excited to make more- ikat, florals, stripes…eek!
My woven clothing labels made a perfect keeper loop!
In the future, he’s requested skinnier ties. I will definitely trim the tail end skinnier too. I used my machine to attach the lining pieces but next time I’m hoping to hand sew them per the instructions. Overall though, I’m strangely proud of this make. I’ve for sure made more difficult projects but I loved the new techniques and fresh possibilities this opened for both me and my son. He’s on the high school soccer team and they all wear Sunday best to school the days of home games. His dressy wardrobe needs a little sprucing up with the extra wear! Challenge accepted 😉
This is his, “Mom, you promised no photo shoots if you made me something” look. I just couldn’t help grabbing these early morning shots before he headed to school! He’s not as easily bribed with a piece of chocolate like his siblings 😉