I loved it and I knew instantly I was going to make one. When I got home later that night... I hunted around for one of my husband's unused ties. He has this small collection of
ugly old ties from his college days (a long time ago) and I picked one with a sort of nautical print. In my heart, I wanted to use one of his nicer ties to make a nicer necklace... but I didn't want to start a war so... :)
I followed the instructions on Rachel's tutorial. It was relatively easy... except for one thing... it required a button hole! I have never tried sewing a button hole using my machine before and I couldn't figure out how just by looking at the sewing machine's parts so I did something I should have done a long time ago...
I busted open the sewing machine's user manual and started reading it.
And after a while...
|My first button hole!!! *screams of joy*|
It was not as bad as I thought. I had visions of complicated twists and turns while sewing and surprisingly, you just position your fabric and the machine pretty much sews the button hole for you.
Here's my finished pleated tie necklace:
I didn't have the tutorial open while I was sewing so I sewed the button on the wrong piece. Too late to do something about it when I saw the original again since the button hole is already there. Anyway, I guess it works too. If you want to make one, check out Rachel's tutorial.
My husband saw me wearing it when I met him at the mall after work last night.
|Taken in front of the mirror so the necklace looks reversed.|
Hubby: You ask me after you destroyed it already?
Me: Excuse me??? Destroyed it. I rescued it!
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