A Black Tie Affair

Preston in bow tie

We're going formal for this New Year's Eve celebration, Preston included. He's got his own festive bow tie that is so easy to make, I hesitate to articulate the instructions, but here they are:

Supplies needed: bow tie / black nylon dog collar / needle / black thread / scissors

What to do: Slip the bow off of the tie band; stitch the center of the bow to the nylon collar (yep, that's it).

I found a vintage silk bow tie at a local thrift store that worked beautifully. If you're going to make one of these, try to get a similar "ready-tied" bow tie on a band or clip—it will be a lot easier to work with than the traditional "self-tie" style. Have a capital new year!

sewing supplies
vintage silk bow tie
Preston in bow tie
Preston in bow tie
Preston in bow tie

 posted by Rachel