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« on: February 10, 2007 07:14:29 AM »

I have agreed to make cravats for the groom and best man for my son's wedding.  I plan to use the same blue satin that I am making the bridesmaids dresses from.
While I am an experienced dressmaker, the problem is simple...I just don't know what a cravat is supposed to look like.   Huh
1. Is it square or rectangle? 
2. What size? 
3. Should it be double thickness and then turned or single thickness with a tiny neat little hemmed edge?
I would be so grateful if anyone could answer any of these questions.  Maybe your man has a cravat you could look at (or measure) and tell me what you think.
Why do I say "yes" before I think it through?  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007 09:33:29 AM »

What is a cravat?  Is it a cummerbund?  catdaddytn
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007 11:41:36 AM »

http://www.tomsawyerwaistcoats.co.uk/subprod/how-to-tie-a-cravat-0001283.aspx

i would try something like this...standard neckties are 52 inches long... iwould play around with it. this picture will help. It looks similar to a jabot which is basically a tie...
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007 05:04:31 PM »

Thank you Crafty, that is exactly the information I need.   Grin

My son has chosen the scruchy tie off that page link as the favoured method of knotting as it does not need a pin.  I feel confident I can do it now as it is a pretty simple shape.   Wink

Catdaddytn, a cravat is a sort of necktie but scrunchier, and sort of old fashioned looking.  That is a great link Crafty McCraftperson has left - you can get a good look at it.

Thanks again.   Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007 09:21:01 PM »

glad to help! i love oddities like that Smiley make sure to post when you are all finished so we can oooh and ahhh!
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007 02:26:40 PM »

I certainly shall post pics of the cravats/ties when I am done - and of my outfit, the bridesmaids' dresses, and the bride's dress.  I shall have "sewing fatigue" by the time I'm done!   Undecided

As well as that, I will be decorating the cake.   No idea where I would post pics of that as it is a sort of silver and crystal tiara for a cake.  Jewellery, I expect, jewellery for a cake!  Roll Eyes

I have decided to get an early start this weekend so that there is no last minute rush. Wink

Who am I kidding?   Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007 03:19:31 AM »

One of the ladies on The Sewing Forum asked this question recently, here's the post with their answers:

http://www.thesewingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?p=14916#post14916
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