I know that I’ve not been posting very much lately. A combination of other hobbies, a lack of thrifting, and honestly, a lack of drive to do alterations have collided and resulted in very little in terms of fit pictures or articles. I haven’t stopped caring about what I wear; I still make sure to dress well, but I just haven’t bought or done much in terms of new material for you all.
As I alluded to Monday, I have been working on a little project to get my creative juices going again. Just so I don’t get too long winded yet, I’ll just tell you what I did.
I made a denim jacket. Out of a pair of pants.
Here’s a closeup of the homemade bow tie. I had been wanting a gray flannel bow tie for a little while, but I found that they were pretty expensive. At the same time, I found out that a pair of gray flannel pants I bought had way too high of a rise (I’m talking, slightly under my sternum rise). Serendipity.
I used this guide to make it. Since I had a bow tie that I liked already, I used that instead of the pattern. In addition to the fabric, you’ll need non-fusible interfacing. The guide suggests cutting it out of two old ties, but honestly, a yard of the stuff costs maybe 2 dollars at the craft store so you really won’t be saving money.
It’s a fairly straight forward sewing project. If you are just going to use one of your old bow ties as a pattern, remember to add about 1/4” allowance all around so it’ll end up the right shape. Also, a pair of pants could probably net you enough material for 3 bow ties.