Sunday, April 13, 2014

DIY: Ascot Tie

Hullo! Today i'll be sharing one of my favorite DIY projects that I made a while back. This was inspired by these ascots found on Etsy. I don't know about you, but I think that peter pan collars are getting a bit old and tired. So why not jump in to something new, like the ascot tie! I find that ascots are a really cute way to spice up a boring button up or is something that can brighten up any dull outfit. So here we go.

The materials I used are pictured down below, and I bet you never thought that this would be made out of an old skirt! 

Let's rip this skirt to pieces, yeah? I cut along one of the sides, and then cut along the border of the blue and white sections. You can use any type of fabric for this. Monotone or multicolored, it doesn't really matter!

Now I have two strips of two-tone fabric, and they were 9 inches in length

After that, I just pinned it together to form two strips that tapers towards the top and then pinned the hems together so it looks cleaner.

Because both a sewing machine AND impressive sewing skills are non-existent in my life, I used a glue gun to put it all together. Try not to apply too much glue, otherwise the pieces may get too bulky. (I would really recommend using a sewing machine for a cleaner look.)

I took a piece of garter and measured it halfway around my neck, around the place where it both ends hit my collarbones. This next step is an exception, because this doesn't need impressive sewing skills. I just sewed the garter onto the two pieces!

Now that i've finished putting the actual ascot tie together, I designed it with strips of lace and these jewel embellishments.

And that's all of it, really! To make it crisscross, I just used a safety pin and attached it under the collar of the shirt. 


'Till next time,


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