my sister was getting married.
oh shoot me now–i know that is like the 400th post that i have started with that sentence….
BUT we did want all the boys to have matching ties…
my sister wanted some big dramatic bold stripes…
but i FINALLY found some HERE at allegro fabrics! they have massive amounts of cuteness
i ironed interfacing onto the bottom part of the ties. (i made 7…7… 777 (that’s for you friend fans)
(a quick word about ties: do you know why ties are made out of the silky material? so they are easy to slide up and adjust…cotton is hard (doable but hard) so it’s best to keep the neck part thin as possible…)
then i took my dads tie…that he still wore..but shouldn’t cause its like circa 1986 and sliced it up and used it as a pattern (you can find cheap ole ties at the thrift store if you don’t want your gentlemen mad at you)
for the two ends…i cut a piece of fabric (and no i didn’t match up the stripes.i’m not martha)
and sewed them right sides together.
clip the corners and turn right side out.. iron flat…whilest my iron was hot i took one side of the tie and ironed it over a half inch the entire length of the tie..
then i fold over the raw edge first and then the finished ironed one on top and pin all the way up….
here’s the time consuming part…you are going to whip stitch through the two folded in sides so they are together…
you just slid it in and out and in and out being careful not to grab the front of the tie..
it takes awhile. i caught up on my SUIT reruns on my dvr. (oh harvey specter. why can’t you be real. i’ll be your donna)
oh. literal drool.
where was i?? oh…sewing up the back…
I made these ages 4-12…the 12 were long…and i just kept snipping off an inch for every age i went down…
They're so cool! Your sisters wedding looked amazing!
Kami @ Sweet Charli... says
Are you kidding me? SOOOOO cute! Love this…now I just need to have a boy! 🙂
Kimbo West says
lol. it IS a cardboard cutout! he was out of the country and couldn't come to his brother's wedding…and we wanted him to feel included!
Striped material is ridiculous to find! I looked everywhere back in june when I was costuming a play. Omg. It was ridiculous. I finally bought white jersey and striped it with black duck tape!
I love the pics drom your sisters wedding, it looks so fun!
Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 11, 2012. Thanks again.
Kim @ seven thirty three says
I've been looking for gray stripe fabric to use for curtains in my sons room… when I do find it it is ridiculously expensive!
Why does the guy in the olive green suit, to your sisters right, look like a cardboard cut-out? Is he real or just memorex? Weird… So I think that I love the striped tie's, I'm just not (crazy enough) to/gonna attempt to do it. I bow to your tie making abilities!
You are so clever with these ties! I just caught up on the Suits episodes from the DVR – ooh la la, Harvey!!! Your Donna comment made me laugh!
Kassi Mortensen says
🙂 What a fun picture! Is the missing brother on his mission?? Love that you included him!!!
I too love Harvey Specter can we maybe share him?
That is too funny! I have seen the cardboard cutout Brother-on-a-mission on other pictures before, but I really couldn't tell… until I saw the picture with your sister making the face… then I could tell it was a cutout! That was really clever! I hope you guys sent him a picture!
How many yards to you require for the 7 ties. My brother is getting married in Jun next year and I am making 10 of them. I have
a pattern the I have used before but yours is so much simpler. I am using a Chiffon material….We will see
i’m totally not sure…I made 3 different sizes–I would aim high…cause I would hate for you to run out! (We used our leftovers as part of the wedding decor to tie everything together! So nothing goes to waste!)
I’m looking for matching ties for my husband and 6-year-old but I can’t find the right ties that come in both mens and boys sizes, so a search for a pattern brought me here and I just wanted to say that the ties and wedding pictures turned out so cute!