Common beach weather! Hurry up and get here!
But until you do… I’m going to make some beach worthy skinny ties!
To be perfectly honest, I made these for my brother’s birthday last September. But posting beachy skinny ties in September felt weird, so I waited. And I can wait no longer!
Check out how cool these beach worthy skinny ties are!
I used Sarah Jane for Michael Miller fabric from the Out to Sea collection. My brother picked it out, ’cause he’s awesome like that.
I did modify the pattern a bit, made it about 3″ longer and a little bit skinner on the end that gets tucked into the back of the tie. I didn’t use the sew-in interfacing, just the fusible. I didn’t cut them on the bias because the pattern of the fabric would have been on a diagonal, and I didn’t want that. You just have to add some length (maybe an inch or two) if you are going to cut the fabric on the straight of grain. This will make up for the lack of stretch that you would have had if it had been cut on the bias.
I made one of the ties with two different fabrics, well three if you count the lining. I used the white ships fabric for the main body of the tie, and then the navy anchors for the skinny tail end that gets hidden behind the tie. I love the way it turned out! Just a little something fun.
I just machined stitched up the back of the tie. Mostly because it’s faster, but also because it doesn’t make that much of a difference. Not that I can tell anyway. And when my brother made himself a tie that’s what he did and it turned out fine. For some reason, I feel like I have to justify this choice because it’s so not the “right way” to make a tie. *Sewer’s guilt.*
I made sure the lining was super cute! See the little Sarah Jane mermaid?
So, now that we have some great beach worthy skinny ties, we need some beach worthy weather and I will head down the coast and soak up some rays!