My husband just started a new job, the first civilian job after 20 years in the military. SEW, I thought it would be nice to commemorate this momentous event by making him a neck tie. I found a lovely Italian silk jacquard in gold with a blue pattern. I used a pattern from one of the BIG 4 and though it took some playing, I was able to decipher the directions enough to come up with a pretty pleasing result. The benefit of making your own neck tie is that you can make it any length you want - a big plus for taller guys. I found these lovely little "P.S. I love you" labels at a quilt shop in Estes Park and have had the most fun sewing them into items I've made for my family. I thought about saving this tie for Valentine's Day, but instead couldn't wait that long and gave it to him after his first day. There's not many sewing projects I would tackle for the man in my life, but the neck tie turned out to be a winner!
I have a commercial embroidery business as well as work at an independent fine fabric store selling fabric and teaching people how to sew. I get SEW much inspiration reading other people's blogs, that I thought I would share some of my experiences as well. My goal is to perfect my sewing skills and make some fabulous garments along the way. Please share your ideas, advice and inspirations with me!