Cravat for Emrys

Added Mar 16, 2010

by janetheclerk

Durban, South Af...

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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.

Material Notes

Thai Silk
Baby Silk

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Men
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual, Classic, Evening Wear, Victorian
Material
Silk

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    Apr 2, 2014, 08.27 PMby Scott Linnett

    Hi there. I am getting married in October and cannot find a cravat I like and have decided to make one. Would you be able to share your pattern? My email address is scottlinnett@yahoo.co.uk. Thanks you :-)

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    Mar 15, 2014, 02.41 PMby sarahredfearn

    Hi Jane,

    I love your cravat and have been looking everywhere for a pattern. My step daughter has asked me to make the cravats for the men taking part in her wedding in May this year and time is getting tight. I would be really grateful if you would share your pattern with me. My email address is sarah_redfearn@hotmail.com.

    Thank you for your help.

    Sarah

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    Jan 16, 2014, 07.59 PMby dippyoldbat

    Hi Jane I am impressed with your cravat! I have been looking everywhere for a pattern but to no avail until I found this forum. Would you be willing to share your pattern with me please? I have to make 6 cravats for my daughter’s wedding. My email is suewhitehouse58@hotmail.co.uk Many thanks in anticipation. Sue

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    Jan 2, 2014, 07.32 PMby Sporty51

    Hi could you possibly send me this pattern. I have desperately been trying to find one for my wedding and this looks amazing, topscorer51@hotmail.com Thank you so much

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    Nov 28, 2013, 05.38 PMby broom

    Hi I would love a copy of your pattern please, maryb@tinyworld.co.uk. I’m trying to do a posh victorian for my boys play. Thanks Mary

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    Nov 10, 2013, 05.44 PMby Harold

    Hi! I would love to recieve a copy of the pattern because i want to make one for my wedding! :) har.achterberg@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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    Oct 4, 2013, 07.11 PMby Brenda White

    My 15 year old son wants to start wearing cravats (steampunkt etc) please could you let me have a copy of your pattern? My email is b.white65@hotmail.co.uk

    Thank you.

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    Aug 14, 2013, 01.06 PMby JayneG

    Hi, yet another request for a copy of your cravat sewing pattern. My email address is

    bayland@btinternet.com

    Many thanks in advance. Jayne

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    Aug 9, 2013, 07.16 AMby Julia Donnelly

    Hi, could you also send this pattern to me? J.kirkup@hotmail.co.uk

    Also, can you / anyone else on here offer advie about when making a cravat do you cut the fabric in the bias as the same when making a neck-tie, or does the collar piece allow this be cut differently?

    thanks!!
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    Jun 26, 2013, 02.38 PMby Kiplingbaglady

    Hi, I hope it is not too late, I would love this pattern to make some cravats for my dear 80 year old Father in law my email is kiplingbaglady@gmail.com.

    Thank you in advance Xxx

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    Aug 30, 2012, 07.40 AMby ecro

    I love the cravat and your sewing is really neat.

    I would appreciate if you could send me the pattern too – ernakc@gmail.com as well as the link to your tutorial. We sew and crochet for charity and I believe this would be a popular item amongst the older people, although … my son hates ties but is keen on wearing a cravat so I guess the younger generation might also like this.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Aug 17, 2012, 10.20 PMby dwallace109

    Love the cravat! I have been looking for a pattern for a while. I would appreciate it if you could also send the pattern to me. Thank you so much. dwallace109 at yahoo dot com

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    Jul 8, 2012, 10.19 AMby janetheclerk

    the response to this pattern is really wonderful, i’m really flattered. just two things: 1) i’m a luddite, and i don’t check into the internet all that often, which is why i often send the pattern a month after you’ve asked for it – apologies for this 2) i don’t ask for any payment for the pattern when i send it to you, but in the spirit of giving, ask that you make a small donation to a charity in your area; if you’d like the pattern, please honour this request.

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    Jul 4, 2012, 08.50 PMby Elise Steedman-Green

    Lovely cravat I’ve been looking for a pattern like this please could I have a copy of the pattern x greene4@sky.com

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    Jun 2, 2012, 08.47 PMby GingerEmm

    Hi there! I’d be so grateful if you could send me the pattern for this cravat! I know you’ve had a bajillion requests, but you’d be getting me out of quite a tight spot! My email address is red_goldfish13@hotmail.com

    Thank you so much x

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      Jul 8, 2012, 10.17 AMby janetheclerk

      hi
      sent – finally!
      thanks

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    May 23, 2012, 03.17 PMby laurenshill

    Hi there, your cravat is beautiful! I would love a copy of your pattern for my wedding later this year (finding the right colour ready made is impossible!). Please email to laurenshill@hotmail.com Thank you so much!

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      May 28, 2012, 09.20 AMby janetheclerk

      hi
      sent!
      thanks
      sandy

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    May 19, 2012, 01.16 PMby VitC

    Hi Jane, your Cravats look beautiful! Could you pretty please email me the pattern as well? My email address is C.M.Schofield@hotmail.co.uk. I think cravats look so smart but are a bit too expensive to buy on a students budget so wanted to make some instead but couldn’t find a quality pattern until i stumbled upon yours! Thanks, Caitlin

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      May 28, 2012, 09.20 AMby janetheclerk

      hi
      sent!
      thanks
      sandy

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    May 8, 2012, 07.50 PMby RCS0394

    Hello

    I am just new to this site and like many others have been searching for a cravat pattern. Your pattern just looks great! My work colleague is getting married on the proverbial ‘shoestring’ and has asked me to make some for the guys. Please would you be able to sent me the pattern too? My email address is edra.mackenzie@tiscali.co.uk. Thank you ever so much :-)

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      May 16, 2012, 04.37 PMby janetheclerk

      hi
      it’s on its way to you!
      thanks
      sandy

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    May 6, 2012, 01.36 PMby mirjamso

    Hello Janettheclerk. I have searced for cravat pattern for a long time and it is not easy to find. You have made a very nice cravat. I can see that you have mailed pattern to alot of people and Im not sure to ask to send this to me as well? My son is going to get married in june and i have made a waistcoat. Need a cravat too. Please can you help me out with the pattern? mirjamso@online.no

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      May 6, 2012, 02.01 PMby janetheclerk

      hi
      it should be on its way to you!
      thanks
      sandy

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    Feb 6, 2012, 02.27 AMby Iantowuv

    Hi, may I get a copy of your tutorial my email is sainttail412@gmail.com, I’ve been looking for a good pattern forever.

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    Jan 28, 2012, 07.21 PMby eaq123

    I have to try making this! ea-mq@hotmail.com – please send the pattern there :)

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      Mar 29, 2012, 06.32 PMby janetheclerk

      hiya
      i think i sent you this pattern, my mail is recognising your address. please shout if technology is lying to me?

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    Nov 24, 2011, 01.07 PMby beckyboo32

    Hi I know that you’ve already sent your pattern to loads of people, but I’d really appreciate it if you could email it to me as well? I’m getting married next month and can’t find the correct shade of red so I need to make some ASAP. My email address is flareside5@hotmail.com Thanks loads Becky

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      Dec 5, 2011, 06.33 AMby janetheclerk

      hi
      i’ve sent it off, let me know if you don’t get it!
      sandy

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.51 PMby chreasybear

    oops my email is craftycree@hotmail.co.uk..thanks so much!!

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      Dec 5, 2011, 06.34 AMby janetheclerk

      sure thing – i’ve sent it off, let me know if you don’t get it.

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.51 PMby chreasybear

    oops my email is craftycree@hotmail.co.uk..thanks so much!!

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    Nov 23, 2011, 09.51 PMby chreasybear

    Hello, may i please have the pattern. I have been looking everywhere and cannot find a pattern for a cravta. I was hoping to make one for my granpa for xmas :D x

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    Nov 22, 2011, 09.43 AMby Iantowuv

    Omg I’m so glad you made a pattern. I am doing dickens fair this year and my friend swears I must have a cravat. I went to every store I know. May I have a copy of the pattern. My email is sainttail412@gmail.com

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      Dec 5, 2011, 06.34 AMby janetheclerk

      coolio. i’ve sent it off, hope it’s in time.

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    Nov 13, 2011, 04.18 PMby janetheclerk

    ok, i sent the pattern off today, please let me know if you didn’t get it?

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    Nov 7, 2011, 02.30 AMby LilyLemon

    Hello Jane!

    Your cravat looks absolutely fabulous :) A very close friend of mine has always wanted a cravat and I’d love to be able to make him one as a gift! Would you be so kind as to send your pattern to nguyenlt11@gmail.com? I’d really appreciate it!

    Cheers!

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    Oct 23, 2011, 07.09 PMby SueA2

    Hi Jane

    Your cravat looks beautiful! My mum is making some for my wedding in a couple of weeks time but we’ve really struggled to find a pattern. If you don’t mind sharing yours we’d be hugely appreciative! You can email me on sueakeroyda2@googlemail.com

    Thanks S

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    Oct 10, 2011, 06.18 PMby Hannah Mathias

    Hello Jane,

    Please will you send me the pattern too to hannahmathias@hotmail.com?

    It’s for my wedding an I’ve got a rather unusual colour theme…finding cravats to match is impossible.

    Thank you very much

    Hannah

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