Wool, Silk, Gingham and Corduroy/Velvet Bow Ties

I've just finished a bit of a marathon in the bow tie factory.  When the kids went to bed, I went to my studio and made 10 bow ties!  That's a lot for a Saturday night.  I'm just excited because I've recently gotten some new fabrics to play around with.

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Here's an new houndstooth that I'm in love with.  This tie is made in the narrow butterfly style.  I'm already trying to think of something I can make for myself with this fabric - maybe a scarf.  I really love everything about it.

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This bow tie is a nice lightweight 100% wool tie with dark purple/blue, red and beige.  I kept going back and forth on this fabric, but I'm glad it made its way into my bag.  I'm already wishing I'd bought more than 1 yard.

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I purchased these three gingham fabrics from a friend of mine.  The first two are University of Clemson and University of South Carolina colors.  Two big rivals here in our state.  While I don't really want to get too much into the college/novelty ties, I think it's fun to offer these.  The cool thing is that you don't really have to be a fan of these teams to wear these ties.  The red gingham is a seersucker fabric that I'm just in love with.  It's the nicest seersucker I've ever felt.  And I have lots of experience with seersucker.

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These next five are all silk and were converted from neck ties.  I'm going to get these up on the store as soon as I can get my model aka husband to try them on.  

And now here's the real unique one:

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This here is a ribless corduroy bow tie.  To me, it feels just like a velvet bow tie, but the fabric was more workable for making a bow tie, in my opinion.  I've actually had a few requests for this style bow tie already.  I'm not sure I want to make any quite like this; but I'm up for a bit of experimentation.  I'm still not sure what Andy thinks of it.  Here's more of a southern gentleman trad style.  Plus I think this is more of a northern city look than a southern  style tie (but I could very well be wrong!).

Check up with my online STORE to buy these and more bow ties.  


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5 Comments

ellielaveer
ellielaveer

August 30, 2010

Yes, I believe I do still have some of this fabric. I also have a rust colored one in my online store. thecordialchurchman.com

terry turner
terry turner

July 19, 2010

hI there , i just found your website and i love your ties , i see 2 that I would like to purchase, a green with red regimental strips and a burgundy with grey paisleys.. They could be sold out, I see the date you wrote this article was 12/09.. Letme know if you have new ties also thanks , Terry

ellielaveer
ellielaveer

July 19, 2010

Dear Terry,
I’m sorry, those ties are long gone. You can see what I have available through my online store – http://thecordialchurchman.bigcartel.com
Thanks,
Ellie

Philippe Vidican
Philippe Vidican

August 30, 2010

Hi there
Is there any possibility that you may still have one of those corduroy bowties. If not could I request the fabrication of one?

Dave J.
Dave J.

April 01, 2010

These are incredible ties…I’m going to have a hard time deciding which to order!

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