All the emotions, folks. So much organic cotton fabric just arrived at the studio. All made in the US, all GOTS certified organic and all mine! Well, it’s all yours, really. But I get to enjoy 100 lbs of thick, cuddly sherpa and terry while it’s here, right? These rolls of organic cotton goodness are only a head shorter than me and this batch is SO GOOD. If you’ve ever wanted to give it a try, this is your batch. Buy a swatch if you’re not ready to take the plunge or get 10 yards at 20% off if you know better.
See those 10 yard rolls of wholesome, luscious, organic cotton, US made textiles? They’re all ready to head out to very smart shoppers. Shoppers who saved themselves 20% right off the top, just by buying big. Clearly they were clever to begin with because they were looking for GOTS certified organic. But these folks? They get an A+, because double-bonus points for textiles made right here in the US. Want some?
Don’t want 10 yards but still want to save? I hear you. Use coupon code SAVE10 at checkout to save yourself 10% off your order at worthygoods textile. You’ll feel so good about it that you might just eat all the raspberries out of the fridge and put on your favorite red cape. Or, maybe that’s just us.
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.
We hope Daddy likes it.
And we’re betting he will.
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.
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.”
Take that tax paperwork monster.
Now you’ve got 80’s prices, Pat Benetar hair and caffeine buzz.