A satin pink tie! Oooo!
He announced a couple of days before the event that he needed a pink tie. A bright, hot pink, satin pink tie, like these. It's pink, pink, very pink.
I quickly learned that 1) there are many free tie patterns online; 2) there is a thing called tie interfacing and that this stuff is important; 3) everything is cut in bias = so you need more fabric than you think you do!
I found my pattern at Coletterie. I looked at a few others, just so I have more than one reference point, but I decided this free pattern was good enough. Then, I dashed off to the fabric store. On my way to the store, suddenly I heard my inner voice say, "Stop at the Value Village, right there on your right. It's just right there. Check it" I haven't been to VV in a loooooooooooooong time. Since I only had one morning to make the tie, it would be ideal if I found an already made tie. So, I decided to spend 5 minutes just to browse through, just in case. I pulled in to the VV parking lot.
This is what I found, instead of the perfect tie.
Just the front sash part was enough to make a tie.
With the amount of time I had, and for the first time I made a tie, I'm happy with the result.
I had this French themed fun cotton fabric in my stash I felt was perfect for the lining. Lucky me, I also found in my stash good enough texture interfacing for the tie. I had just enough!
Luckily, I had a pink bias tape to use for the loop to hold the tie. So many "lucky"s for this tie making. I was meant to make one.
Literally, 10 minutes before he had to leave, the tie was done, pressed, ready to go. I spent the next 10 minutes getting dressed to go myself. What a race. Phew. We made it!
However, what I wasn't quite aware was that;
For this event, the cast was to wear their brand new grey cast sweatshirt OVER anything else they were wearing.
Here he is, with a little look of guilt on his face. My tie (well, now his) got just three inches of fame!
I had him take off the sweatshirt for the photo opp. Oh, well. Now I know how to make ties.
Incidentally, happy birthday to my Sweet Son. Ha! That's what I'm going to call him from now on. SS. That's his initials anyway.