Added Mar 22, 2010
For the basis of the cravat I custom-scaled down piece 17 of the Burda #3403 pattern. I also revised the fold pleat lines to accommodate a tidier finish for such a smaller version of a men’s cravat. The Cravat-Ascot Pattern that I provide is the result of this custom scaling. If you use this pattern as it is, it will create a cravat measuring approximately 19″ (48.2cm) in full length and tie neatly around a 7″ (17.8cm) neck.
For the cravat shown in my photos, Floppy Bunny wanted a longer length for his cravat, so I extended the pattern’s length by an extra 2″ (5cm) at the centre seam: this makes a cravat measuring 23.5″ (60cm) in full length, to tie around a 7″ (17.8cm) neck.
You can also make a few modifications to the pattern that I provide:
In either of these cases, you may also wish to adjust the lengths of the fold pleat lines accordingly, for the neck.
As recommended by Burda #3403 pattern: Silk, brocade, lightweight wools, moire.
I bought a piece of Liberty of London’s Tana Lawn fabric called ‘Gigi Garland Blues’ via eBay, measuring one large fat quarter 18″ x 26.5″ (45.5cm x 67cm).
For Floppy Bunny’s cravat I cut a piece measuring 18″ x 12″ (45.5cm x 31cm).
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