Bow Ties

Added Oct 29, 2010

by Andrew Gage

Los Angeles, Uni...

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Description

Inspired by classic bow ties I’ve seen in the movies (and on Mad Men) but unable to find a good local supply of the originals, I took a vintage bow tie and traced it to make my pattern. These are some of my hand-stitched bow ties made with some mighty fun fabrics.

The metal sliders are as rare as hen’s teeth so I opted to use velcro to make the ties adjustable. Even if your neck size doesn’t change, the thickness of your shirt fabric can and does make a difference when tying it.. Also, velcro is ideal for children’s bow ties.

Material Notes

Cotton & cotton blend fabrics used. Very thin fusible interfacing, Velcro for adjustable neck sizing.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Unisex
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Bohemian, Classic, Geek, Preppy, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Silk

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    Oct 30, 2010, 08.51 AMby zaarissima

    wonderful work!!!!

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    Oct 29, 2010, 08.53 PMby Andrew Gage

    Oh… for several of these ties I used readily available fabric quarters, and the pattern was not cut on the bias.

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      Oct 31, 2010, 03.04 PMby zaarissima

      ….I love them – too bad that my husband would not wear them….

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