Ends on Sunday.
No. Not when the tie is an indie-designed organic cotton voile that’s been hand-sewn by you. Not even close to cliché. This Daddy? He’s not so cliché, either. Read on to see why we’re substituting a tie for a cape this year.
The father in this house wears a tie 3 or 4 days a week, he needs ‘em, guys. And my penchant for thrifting is handy in so many ways but finding a handsome tie at Goodwill? Close to never. I found Molly’s Sketchbook: Father’s Day Tie tutorial at The Purl Bee. Lovely instructions, step-by-step photos and a decent pattern. Note: you’ll want to add about 4-5″ to the middle pattern piece for a traditional length tie. As the current version results in a very handsome, but too-short tie. (slice it in the center and tape in a bit of paper to increase length) Also, I only used iron-on interfacing and didn’t include the second slip-in piece. (I made one exactly following that tutorial last year, trust me) This year, it is the perfect length and not so stiff. Minimal sewing required, just two short lines on the machine, precise ironing and a bit of hand-stitching. Easy to do while catching up on the Hulu backlog.
Swoony, isn’t it? Organic cotton voile from the Koi collection designed by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 Fabrics. It has a fine hand and gives the suggested Tana Lawn decent competition. With a tiny bit of a ‘lining’ fabric at each tip, the suggested white seemed boring so I went with Speckle | Sky also from Cloud9. It makes for a modern, handsome spring-summer sort of tie with fantastic pops of pink and mustard. Personality all around, folks.
Want to make one? Go for it! It’s a quick project, you only need to devote an hour or two at most. The tricky part is getting him distracted so you can work your magic, no? Peruse your stash for a handsome print, madras even. Find the pattern and tutorial here. And don’t forget to add 4-5 inches in the middle section.
All of the romance of a wedding plus the fantasy of classic fairy tales. And who’s vintage wooden spools played a starring role? Why, ‘mine’! These are vintage wooden lace spools that have been beautifully wound in golden thread and wrapped in a delicate calligraphy, a genius place card.
Head on over to Style Me Pretty to get the details on who, what, when and where. There’s a full gallery of photos to drool over, pin and share. And if you find yourself needing some spools of your own, please stop by worthygoods textile.
Yep. I’m doing my taxes, folks. So, in an attempt to balance out all the negative energy around here I’m having a sale. On everything. All of the things at worthygoods textile are on sale. Just ’cause. Between this sale, the caramel in my coffee and my Pandora 80’s radio station, I’ve just given this previously-drudgey weekend a Dory-style makeover. Yep, Debbie Debb and I are singing the same song, “Look out weekend, cause here I come. Because weekends were made for fun.”
Oh right back to the shop sale. Get a deal on Cloud9 organic designer sewing fabrics, vintage wooden bobbins, spools, organic cotton terry velour, sherpa, flannel, terry and fleece. Find it all 15% off at the shop.