I got caught up in so much other stuff that I almost quit working on this jacket. I started doing some stuff on it again yesterday. Still some hemming and other small details to get done, but I’ve overcome all the major parts.

I just checked out Sergei Sviatchenko’s lovely art/fashion project Close Up And Private and found some great pictures of 2 bow ties that I’ve made. I have to take up sewing ties/bow ties again when I have some spare time on my hands.

We bought a kid size skateboard to teach one of our dogs to skate. Of course I had to try it out.

Cotton S/S ties in the making.

Cotton S/S ties in the making.

Made another custom tie. I get pretty caught up in the details, like the 4-folding, handrolled edges and braided bar tack. Pretty happy with the result.

This is what the bow ties look like before pressing.

This is what the bow ties look like before pressing.

Made a new bow tie today in one of my favourite fabrics.

Made a new tweed bow tie model with hand rolled edges (a great idea pitched by Archibald of The Drones Club). Damn near impossible to roll the edges when using tweed, so the next one will be made from a less coarse fabric.

More details of this model will come, but you will have to check TDC for that.

Made a pocket square while I was at it.

Made a pocket square while I was at it.

Made a bow tie for an old friend.