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« on: September 05, 2008 05:57:36 AM »

My Grandmother gave me a whole load of my Granddad’s old ties when she saw a bag I had made from old ties... I had been thinking of the idea of making a waistcoat type thing from ties for a while so I've finally gotten round to it now. After making it the thought occurred to me that my Granddad only bought pure silk ties.. and maybe it isn’t the best idea to make an item of clothing from them. I am really hoping it comes out okay in a gentle hand wash when I do wash it. Oh and it took six ties to make.

*Thank you all for the dry clean only advice which I will adhere to. I tend not to think quite enough about careful care required things and just go for the quick easy option then regret it.

« Last Edit: September 08, 2008 01:41:52 PM by zenzizenzizenzic » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008 06:04:18 AM »

I love the look of this.  Great job.  And I'm sure if you're careful when washing (which shouldn't be too often with a waistcoat), things should come out fine.   Smiley
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008 06:10:15 AM »

It's gorgeous!! Great job. I love the fastening and the back detail.

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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2008 06:12:10 AM »

I love the colors and the style of your waistcoat/vest! What a wonderful way to recycle something that will remind you of your grandfather! (who had great taste in ties, in my opinion!) It is a nice change from the bags and skirts we have been seeing!  

I love the back in particular...brilliant idea using the skinny end of the ties! Only six ties?  They were either very wide or you are very tiny!  Good luck washing it--it should be ok...and have fun wearing it!

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008 06:13:56 AM »

This has got to be the most gorgeous thing made from ties ever. At least from the things I've seen.

I really love it. It's phenomenal.

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008 06:14:21 AM »



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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2008 06:19:41 AM »

Beautiful!  You can always dryclean it. 
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2008 06:24:19 AM »

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that is beautiful.. i love how you can actually tell that it is made from ties though. like, how you kept the tie shape to it. i thought it was going to be made of the tie materiel.. just cut into a waistcoat shape.. if you know what i mean...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2008 06:48:45 AM »

now that is cool !!!!

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2008 07:09:51 AM »


WOW!  This is very cool.  What a great item to add to any wardrobe. 

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