Just a reminder, you have until noon tomorrow to enter to win either this or Michelle’s bowtie pattern here.
I feel like the alternate title for this post should be “Bennett Hates Me”, so just keep that in mind whilst you’re enjoying the pics. Like this one, for example:
Yes, we do go through this EVERY single Sunday, why do you ask? He also rips off his shoes and hands them to me as soon as he gets out of class every week.
Where was I? Oh yeah…the pattern.
The pattern comes in 4 sizes. I made the large, which is supposed to fit sizes 3T – 6. Bennett’s a good solid 3T and Campbell’s a 6, so I thought this would be a good size to gauge fit.
The pattern pieces went together easily, and I liked that there were cutting options for making the tie out of either a fat quarter or a traditional quarter yard.
It was a REALLY quick and easy sew. The only part that I had trouble with is turning the tube for the neck strap right side out, but turning tubes is the bane of my sewing existence, so take that for what it’s worth.
Michelle provides you with a link to a YouTube video to show you how to tie the tie. It’s slightly different than tying a usual tie, so pay close attention.
I did have a little issue with the seam being visible on the knot of the tie, but if you tie it slightly shorter or slightly longer you can avoid this…It’s only a very specific length where this happens.
Your tie pattern comes with 2 sets of clips. You can buy more from Michelle’s store as needed. Making one neutral neck strap and then just swapping out the tie parts might be another option.
And, I’m working on a post for part one of Neighbor Jami’s nursery curtains right now. Look forward to it?