Ottobre 3-2009-22 Morris Necktie
Pattern Description: A real necktie sewn from cotton fabric.
Pattern Sizing: S, M, L
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Looked exactly like the picture.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were fairly easy to follow. This tie sews together quite quickly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really liked how easy it was to make this "real" tie. It looks very dashing on my son (with the vest). I didn't like how short it ended up. I wrapped the pattern pieces around my sons neck and it looked like it would be okay but it ended up too short. I was still useable because it would be under a vest. Only the top would be seen anyway.
Fabric Used: Quilting cotton
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The first tie I made was a size Large for my son who is about 146 cm tall. When I made a second one for my other son (about 134 cm tall) I lengthened each pattern piece 4 inches. The length was a bit long for my shorter son (we just tucked the small end up inside the bigger end) but would be great for my older son.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would definitely recommend this pattern. It makes a very nice tie. I am sure that it would turn out nicely in many different types of fabric.
Conclusion: A great tie with added length for taller boys if you want a standard length tie. The shorter is fine if worn under something to keep from peeking out the bottom.
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