17.5.11

This past weekend was Jeff's birthday. I made him a tie with my new print on a hemp/organic cotton. I used this pattern from Purl Soho as a guide, but changed a few things. He's 5'11'' and I had to add 7" to the length. I also added a little tab at the back to hold the end in place, and narrowed the back end as well. I was pretty happy with how it turned out. He said it's favorite tie and wore it to work on monday.

8 comments:

Kate Hunter said...

Awesome Jenna! Thanks for including the link to the pattern. I've been meaning to try my hand at making Erick a tie for awhile but hadn't found a good pattern/instructions. This one looks perfect!

jenna rose said...

oh good! Another tip I forgot to mention- they suggest trimming the pattern down if you want to make it a skinny tie, but I did that at first and it was going to be so super skinny so I had to tweak the seams to make it wider again. The pattern width they give you is wide enough. But you should narrow the skinny end so that it is a straight edge and doesn't flare out. You could make him a tie to wear for your wedding!

Tanis said...

Gorgeous! What a lucky birthday boy.

Jeff said...

Nice!!

Erin said...

Nicely done! I've been wanting to try to sew a tie for my man for awhile now as well. Thanks for posting the pattern. I'll definitely try it... maybe for Christmas? Haha!

Anonymous said...

so great! happy birthday jeff!
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Jordana

theroses said...

Maybe you should consider this as a new line. I love this tie and I think it would be a hit for women shopping for their man.
Jenny

jenna rose said...

Thank you for the kind words everyone!
I may do a small limited run of these in the near future.