Friday, September 23, 2011

Little Man Tie

Before I get to my post, I was asked how my Ute husband liked my BYU cookies from my last post. Well, at first he said he wouldn't eat them, but then changed his mind because it would be metaphorical. Which sadly was the truth, Utah beat BYU 54-10.

Now onto the post.

I love, love, LOVE little boys dressed up in nice dress clothes. It totally makes me melt. I thought it would be fun to make my little man some ties so that we could mix up his church wardrobe a bit, and I just like making stuff so it gives me an excuse to sew.

Well I decided on this about a year ago, yes it's really been that long. At that time a good friend of mine told me she had found a pattern for little man ties and would teach me how to make them. I was so excited. She even bought this great patterned material to make them with and the elastic and bra hooks so we could put the ties around our kiddos necks. We got the tie made and well, guess what I discovered. My little man won't wear a tie that goes ties around his neck. Every time I tried to put it on him, he'd try to pull it off. I was so bummed.

BUT, he will wear clip-ons! So I have search and search and search for the hardware and no craft store carries them. Double bummer. Until, a couple weeks ago I found the hardware online at............ The Ribbon Retreat!!!!! Yes of all places The Ribbon Retreat sells tie clips. So I ordered a handful of them to try them out and took my tie off the elastic neck band and tied it around the clip and YAY I have a tie that I made that he will wear!!! (Wow, that was one big run on sentence.) And here it is:
Isn't he going to be so handsome at church on Sunday!


Chell said...

Great Job! I hate when you are doing a project6 and can not find what you need! Gladd it turned out a success!

raising4princesses said...

I'm with you! When a little boy comes to church dressed in a shirt and tie, it just makes me smile. That mommy is training up a little gentleman. Good job, I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's Have a lovely day, Maria

Val said...

I'm so glad you got the tie to work for you. You'll have to do a segment on those cute shoes you showed me how to do. They were DARLING!!