I sewed a tie (as opposed to bowties, and knitted one 5 years ago — very Mad Men/ 80’s britpop!) as part of my son’s uniform — what they call “full uniform” for Mass days. I riffed off the Purl tutorial, adding a fun bright orange lining to offset the boring required navy outer, and changing the order of steps a little so I could machine-sew some of the longer seams.
I have since gotten some really beautiful tie silks from the garment district here in NY and plan to make at least one to coordinate with dd’s holiday outfit.
I found it helpful to make a pressing tool out of thin cardboard, in the shape of the finished tie — it made a huge difference in the neatness of fine seams.
(My son and husband hate long ties. My son will wear a bowtie, but only ones I make. His favorite that he wears when he does reports is a deep blue Chinese brocade on one side and denim on the other.)
One trend that I have been seeing is making ties out of relatively large Pucci/Lili Pulitzer type prints and re-embroidering some of the details.
This reply was modified 6 years ago by Reeni. Reason: add pic
This reply was modified 6 years ago by Reeni.