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rhythmgrl
« on: December 17, 2004 04:28:40 AM »

So, I know the standard around here is really to reconstruct ties and make stuff out of em, and I probably would too if I had some lying around... But, I needed to make my brother a gift this year and rather than being cliche and buying them (because he actually does need them), I went out and bought some silk shantung and made my own. 


Granted, I should probably iron them again - silk shows all wrinkles.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


The flash kinda ruined the effect of actually seeing the labels.  Oh well.

I think if I do it again, I would double the interfacing that I used, but I'm happy with how they turned out.   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2004 05:00:30 AM »

they're really nice, the colours are great. I bet your brother wil love them!
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2004 05:52:36 AM »

They look weary elegant I bet your brother will look great in them.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2004 10:01:27 AM »

gorgeous!  i love the colors and the silk and the backs look so perfect with the labels!  i have brothers who need ties too -- any chance of a tutorial?

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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2004 11:53:52 AM »

Very nice ties!
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2004 04:35:17 PM »

I really like all three.A very proffesional job!
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rhythmgrl
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2004 05:39:19 PM »

Thanks for the compliments.  I'm going out of town for 4 days, so I can do a tutorial when I get back.... if you still want one  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2004 10:07:13 PM »

those are really nice! good work Smiley pretty colors too
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005 05:26:32 PM »

Awesome job. I should attempt this.
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2005 06:10:31 PM »

i love em! i wish i could be your brother (only because he gets those!) lol
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Spice
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2005 11:08:56 AM »

What kind of pattern did you use?

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2005 11:13:07 AM »

such a professional looking job!

ties are hard to make cos they are on the bias plus any mistake will stare right in the face of whoever he is talking to!

well done!
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2005 11:13:55 AM »

I made one once by taking apart an old (horrible) one and copying the pieces. It was of a very similar material (dupion I think). I found that the tip was a problem - even after ironing, it insisted on sticking outwards. A bit like the blue one on the right of your picture, although that's probably just the lack of ironing, like you said Smiley Maybe my problem was too-thin interfacing as well.
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rhythmgrl
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2005 02:54:05 PM »

That's exactly what I did.  I don't have any lying around, so I picked up a craptastic one for $3 on the street and took it apart in the fabric store to see how much I'd need.  I got home and drafted a pattern from that.  The original was done in 3 pieces and I did mine in 2... my brother says they're great and he's received several compliments on the off white one (don't know if he's worn the others)

The tips of the ties were definitely the most difficult because everything is on the bias and there's a weird folding issue at the back when you sew them together.  But overall, they're pretty easy and quick to make.
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« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2005 03:21:06 PM »

oh, those are so pretty!  they look really expensive and professional.
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2005 09:01:05 PM »

Definately unconventional for this board, LOL. Grand idea, and very beautiful ties Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2005 10:00:06 AM »

making is so much cooler than buying. props on the ties.
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