Tie One On
So I made a neck tie. I’ve always enjoyed dressing up and haven’t exactly “needed” to since my job is a casual dress environment. But with the cooler weather I’ve welcomed the opportunity to fancy up a bit. Jen got me a really sweet vintage skinny tie while in Brooklyn last month, and it inspired me to try my hand at sewing more than just buttons and the occasional repair. I rifled through all her scrap fabrics until I found some manly wool suiting material, searched online for some direction, ruined a perfectly good tie (not the vintage one) to make a modified pattern and 9 hours later I had a custom handmade tie. It took longer to make the pattern than the actual tie. So my second effort, which is this one, only took 3 hours, and I’m kind of stoked on it. Also, now I know why nice ties are so expensive. If you find a cheap one, don’t buy it — it’s made by slaves. Now that I’ve forayed into the realm of sewing, apparently nothing’s off limits.