I envisioned refashioning a neck tie with an equestrian motif; however, I am came up short. I did find this Yves St. Laurent tie for under a buck at my local St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop.
It is 100% silk, but a little worn.
I opened the entire tie using a stich ripper and removed the thick interfacing.
For the pattern, I used a combination of this discontinued McCalls Pattern (2241, view D) which I purchased in the late 80s when I used to sew ties for my boyfriends (doesn't the pattern have a Bold and the Beautiful quality to it?).
Needful Things listing ). I modified the bowtie strap with the wisdom of Prudent Baby's bow tie pattern and purchase a bow tie clip mechanism for $1.69.
With the remaining scraps from the neck tie, I made some co-ordinating cuff links (as well as a hair accessory - I will show you that project later).
For the cuff link, you need the cuff link base device and covered button set. I found two pairs of cuff link bases at a bead shop (Arton) for under $2. On the covered button, remove the middle wire. You don't need it and you want your button to lie flat against the cuff link base.
Make your covered button as you normally would and snap the back closed. Now, hot glue the covered button to the cuff link base.
Here is the reveal:
pal N, my partner in sewing crime, did an amazing transformation of a pink Givenchy neck tie. Here is the after. She has experimented with many of the blogland patterns and determined that the best way to refashion a designer neck tie is by opening the entire thing up and starting from scratch.
As always, thanks for checking in and for more neck tie refashioning, check out the neck tie bunting I blogged about last week.
This project is linked to
Me & My Bucket Wednesday