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« on: February 05, 2012 09:55:01 PM »

I have a former professor who has always been very generous - he's written me numerous letters of recommendation (some even at fairly late notice), was my mentor throughout college, and taught me numerous classes. I took trips with him and groups of students.

His signature is a bow tie. He's known throughout the English department for it. His favorite book is Moby Dick, so when I found some silk White Whale fabric on Etsy, I knew I wanted to make him a bow tie. However, I didn't know his size, and when I asked, he wouldn't tell me because he didn't want me to get him anything as thanks.

So the other day at Macy's I found an adjustable bow tie on sale for $4 so I bought it and used it as the template.

Here's my attempt to tie it:


The adjustable part is with buttons. I figure it will be under a collar so they won't be noticeable or he could snip off the ones he doesn't need.

Any comments appreciated! Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012 03:17:13 AM »

Aw, that's lovely.  I bet he'll really appreciate it.  So cool you managed to find white whale fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012 05:36:23 AM »

What a very thoughtful gift!  I'm sure he'll wear it with pride!

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