HIPSTER TIE FOR YOUR GUY
Get your guy rocking the vintage look with Lisa Comfort’s dapper floral tie
80cm (31½") length of"fabric 20cm (8") lining (we used satin) 20cm (8") domette interlining Ties aren’t just for smart wear – we reckon dudes look just as good working the vintage gent vibe when out for drinks or dinner as they do in the office. Use a lightweight cotton to create this piece – we used a vintage floral from our stash. You won’t use most of the listed fabric amount, but you will need the length as it’s cut on the bias.
This project includes instructions on how to create the pattern – a great intro to drafting. Team with skinny trousers and a casual shirt and he'll be scrubbing up nicely.
Drafting the pattern
Seam allowances are included throughout the instructions.
Front tie piece
Draw a vertical line on a piece of paper 71cm (28") long. There needs to be 10cm (4") of extra paper beyond this line. Label it AB.
From the bottom of the line, A, measure up 9cm (3½"). Then square out 9cm (3½") either side of the line. Label these C and D.
Join C and D to A, creating a point.
At B, square out 4.5cm (1¾") either side of the line. Label these points E and F.
Join E to C and F to D using a metre ruler.
Extend line DF a further 9cm (3½") and label G. Connect G to E.
The grainline should be parallel to either line AC or AD.
Back tie piece
Draw a line like you did in Step 1 and label it AB.
From the bottom of the line A,#measure up 5.5cm (2¼"). Then square out 5.5cm (2¼") either side of the line. Label these points C and D.
Repeat Steps 3-7 to back piece pattern.
create the Making the interlining/ domette
At the bottom of the tie connect C and D in a line from AB. Then measure out from line AB 4.5cm (17/ on either side along line CD.
At the top of the tie, connect E and F in a line. Then measure out from line AB 2cm (¾") on either side.
Connect the points at the top#of the tie to the ones at the bottom. Extend the lines until they#meet the bottom and top edges of the tie.
Trace off this shape with the grainline in the same position.
Repeat the above process for the back tie, but measuring out 2cm (¾") from the central line AB at#both the top and bottom.
The grainline can run down the central line for this.
Draw a parallel line to CD, 1cm (½") above it.
Trace off the pointed ends from this line down from the front tie. Repeat this step for the back tie to create back lining.
Cut out using the following guide: Front tie – cut one. Back tie!– cut one. Front domette or interlining – cut one. Back domette or interlining – cut one. Front lining – cut one. Back lining – cut one.
The seam allowance is 1cm (½").
Place the front and back tie pieces right sides (RS) together at!the diagonal ends. The straight edges should align but the corners should extend out at either side (the same amount on each side). Pin in place.
Machine stitch your pieces together using a 1cm (½") seam allowance starting at the ‘v’ on one side and finishing at the same point on the other side. Press the seam open and cut off the points.
Place the front lining, RS together, with the pointed end of the front tie. Pin along the diagonal edges and stitch in place, pivoting at the point. Cut off the point.
Turn the right way round and press so that the tie slightly rolls over the edge, hiding the lining.
Repeat steps 22-23 with the back lining and tie.
Fold over 1cm (½") of one of the long sides of the tie and press flat.
Lie the tie flat, wrong side facing up, and place the domette down the middle. The pointed ends should tuck under the lining. The other ends should overlap each other.
Then press the tie into shape, !using the domette edge as!a guide, folding the side with the raw edge first and then the side with the folded edge, so it overlaps. Pin in place. You'll need to take care at the pointed ends to make sure they are evenly pressed on both sides.
Slip stitch the folded edge down, catching the domette as you go – just be careful you don’t stitch through to the front! Your tie is now ready to sling on.