Added Mar 16, 2010
Durban, South Af...
I first started making cravats about a year ago, the first being for my dad’s birthday present. Depending on who they’re for, I’ve made them entirely out of cotton, with shweshwe, or as in this one, in silk. Cravats are super quick and easy to make, and the result is always rewarding. It’s not just older men who wear cravats – I’ve sold a few on Etsy to younger men who are looking for a way of looking smart without having a noose around their necks.
This is not my pattern; I originally got one off the internet, although I can’t remember where right now. I modified it slightly, and I have a tutorial somewhere if anyone’s interested.
This cravat is for my friend Emrys, whose birthday was in November; I’m developing a nasty habit of giving birthday presents six months after the fact. The front is Thai silk which I was given as a birthday gift last year; the back is baby silk – quite what this means, I’m not sure, but the price dictates that it is synthetic.
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