Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Here is the first tie i made!
I made the pattern by tracing an old tie and then used the facing from that tie.
I used a vintage fabric which I bought in a flee market here in Sweden. It was an old curtain!
It's really fun to recycle materials. To make something new and completely different from the original item.
The lining was really tricky to sew in as it has to be aligned in a certain way which, if you are making a tie for the very first time with no instructions, is a bit of a mystery. It was for me! So I had to do and undo many times until I finally got it and was satisfied.
For the second tie it was all much easier, although there was still a bit of undoing.
This is the second tie
Tie in the making
The whole project is quite fidly but once in a while I really enjoy this kind of work!