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!
posted by Rachel