I used freezer paper to make this pattern, then cut it out from scraps of an old skirt.
This was to be my prototype. I had some fiddling to do to make the item fit its intended recipient--of that I was certain.
Found the pattern, a free .pdf download, on Miss P's blog.
Here is what the pattern looks like, printed out at full size (100%), and again at 60%. That was my guess as to how much smaller I would need to make it.
Lucky guess on my part!
I used the recommended 1/4" seam allowance. Left the back seam unsewn, which is a good thing, because it was tricky to get that tiny fabric tube turned right-side-out.
|A very stylish young man|
I got a little ahead of myself... wanted to see if Oakie would look sexy-casual with the bow-tie untied. Started picturing him with a smoking jacket. Meh. Not so much.
I need to make another one of these--this time in the wedding colors! (I have just the satin fabric.)
And to narrow down my options for what goes with a bow-tie:
- tuxedo jacket with tails?
- tuxedo pants?
- with suspenders?
- tuxedo shirt front?
Stay tuned. 90 days until the wedding, give or take.