Well, this is what you end up with when you take the 4 yr. old with you to pick out fabric.
I was looking for something a little more subtle. And yes, that is glitter on the fabric.
They got rave reviews at Church this past Sunday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day Gentlemen!This is the pattern I used.
I was able to get 3 neckties out of 1 yd. of fabric. The pattern calls for 1 yd. for a man's tie. The only reason you need that much is because it is laid out on the bias.
I also am not convinced you need the interfacing, at least with the cotton fabric (not the best for ties, but we were going with a theme) the interfacing seemed pointless. And at least with these particular ties, they are going to get limited wear.
Also, the boy pattern fit perfectly for the 4 yr. old, but was too small and too short for the 8, almost 9, year old. (If you look at the pic again it looks like he's wearing a skinny 80's tie and the underneath part of the tie is only about 1 inch long. It BARELY got tied on.) So on the next one I will use the men's pattern and then shorten it only about 4 inches and it should be just about perfect--length and widthwise both.