Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Portrait Pieces....1 down 2 to go!

I finished this tie today for the hubby using Ms. Kelly's tutorial over at Sewing in no Mans Land just enlarging it so that it was about 36" long.

The tie turned out great but initially it didn't fit over his head, or mine, or Hailey's. It did fit on Belle's but it was as long as she is! ha! You see, I didn't use velcro because I did not account for any overlapping it JUST meets in the back. I should have followed Kelly's directions better!

I also needed to make both end angles 45 degrees. I just couldn't get it to work with 120 degree angle? But I think that was more operator error than anything else! Even making them both 45 degrees, I couldn't get the ends to line up. But they don't show when he is wearing it so whatevs...

I added a bra hook in the back! HA! I put it on him (unfortunately he was unwilling to take pics in it yet...) and he was like "seriously, there is a bra hook on my neck..." But it works! You can find it at your local sewing store. I got mine at Joanns. It is by Dritz and says that it is a "bra repair kit". Make sure you get one with the hook and loops. There were tons without the hooks.

I have to admit I was very nervous cutting into this fabric. My hands were shaking, my palms were sweaty and it took me a minute to gather the courage. Finally I took the plunge and hacked 10" off of it! I'm glad it all worked out in the end!

I hope you try Kelly's pattern for little tie's I think it would make an adorable birthday gift in fun funky colors! It would even be cute on dare I say... a little girl! With a jean skirt some leggings and a long sleeved shirt....hmmm maybe I'll make a couple mini ones!

Love and Hugs,


Ashley said...

It looks great, even with the bra hook! Sounds like something my boyfriend would say :)

Kelly said...

Bra repair kit equals GENIUS!