Sewing for little boys: a necktie

I have two weddings to go to this summer.  My sister is getting married in about two weeks (ahhh, just two weeks to finish that quilt!) and my BIL is getting married a week after her.  So, naturally, I had an excuse to get some new dressier clothes for the kids.  I looked around for some cute neckties for Thing 2, but I couldn’t find anything I liked.  I decided to make him some.  I mean, it can’t be any more complicated than a quilt, right?

Miles tie 2

The first one I made was the grey one.  I searched my stash for suitable fabric, and this was the one that matched his dress shirt the best. I found a pattern online, (I can’t remember where, since I didn’t bookmark it), then I tweaked the pattern to suit my needs, and got started.

Miles tie 3

The trickiest parts were getting the points at the ends nice and sharp, and then tying the knots so that they looked nice and crisp.  I opted for velcro at the ends to fasten it, rather than elastic, since I wanted it to be adjustable in case his neck decides to go through a growth spurt.

Miles tie 1

This is his favourite.  He likes it because now he has a moustache, just like Daddy does.  I tried to cut the fabric so that the word fit on the wider part of the tie, and it’s a little off centre, but close enough for him.  Not quite close enough for me, but if he’s happy, then I’m happy too.

I’m linking this up to TGIFF (Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday), which is hosted by Missy Mac Creations this week.  It’s not a quilt, but it’s finished!

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