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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!).
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