father’s day tie
It’s kind of understood that ties are the quintessential Father’s Day gift. I mean, even google’s image of the day involved a necktie on Father’s Day.
I decided to do as most Americans do and give my dad a tie this year. But I made my own. I had been itching to make one, ever since I saw the PurlBee’s tie tutorial a couple months ago. This came after I made Jeff’s skinny ties.
The pattern is for a standard tie, but I decided to make mine a skinny tie. Give my dad some style. I chose to use linen fabric for my tie.
The PurlBee made it really easy to make a tie. Her tutorial included a downloadable pattern that made things so much smoother. Making the tie was time intensive because I had to do lot of ironing. However, the sewing was minimal and could all be done by hand. The only thing I wish I had known before making this is that if you follow her pattern, your tie will end up too short. So I ended up making the middle piece of the pattern longer. 9-inches longer, to be exact.
And of course, no gift is complete without a card. I made one that I had wanted to get him last year at CVS. (By the way, shopping for Father’s day cards is fun. Most cards are quirky and quite humorous, as opposed to the sentimental ones with the roses on the front that you’d give your Mum for Mother’s Day.)
Funny, right? Anyhow, I hope you liked the tie, Daddy! Happy Father’s Day!