When my neighbor passed on this never-been-worn, plaid sports coat, I knew it was meant for Big Brother’s Easter outfit. Using The Purl Bee’s Little Boy’s Tie tutorial (with “shorter” and “skinnier” modifications) and some thrifted, then hand-dyed fabric from the stash, I made a “matching” yellow Easter tie. The majority of the tie is hand-sewn which I normally despise, but I found it quite calming and therapeutic this time around.
You pull out your best, 80′s dance moves, of course.
Tie making tip: Instead of making yourself crazy trying to find “real” tie interfacing or skimping with some thin, iron-on, chain fabric store stuff, head to the thrift store and pick up an old tie (at my local thrift stores, they are usually $1). Then open it up with your seam ripper and harvest the good stuff–the real tie interfacing. Trim to match your little boy’s tie shape.