I got the idea for this project a long time ago. I wanted to make something out of ties. So I started collecting cool (mostly paisley) ties. Maybe two years ago? Anyways, thrift shops are the shit for tie collecting. Then it came to me a while back. A tie skirt. And then I saw it on a blog and liked the idea even more. I'm really proud of it since 1. I actually did it 2. it's a sewing project 3. it turned out almost exactly the way I had envisioned. YEY! It's my contribution to Husmorsskolans Syförening and Fredrikas Sypepp :) PICS!
The pics are taken by the bf. At Zitadelle Spandau in Berlin. I figured such a masterpiece needed a castle. (Awesome mittens gift from mom)
So many ties!!!11oneone
I cut all the ties the same length and sewed them together one at a time. Then I zig zagged the raw ends. (And that's basically everything I had to zig zag = awesome) The waistband is two ends that I sewed together and attached to the rest.
I made a buttonhole in one of the ends. New skill! I've only tested the buttonhole thing on the machine before :) I also put in a zipper.
I didn't do a final count but there were 18-20 ties involved.
I got a thumbs up from a woman at a bus stop later in the evening. She knew fine crafts(wo)manship ;)
I should learn some new poses yes.
Here I tried out some Mr Burns arms at least.
TIES! I have almost all the thinner ends of the ties left. I shall of course save them for something else. I'll let you know when I figure it out.