Monday, October 20, 2014
Bowtie & Suspender Help???
I have been requested by a soon-to-be bride to sew bowties and suspenders for all the guys in the wedding party. Sew...I am asking for any help you can give me. I have never sewn these items. As you can see the fabric is a lovely brocade. I know it was expensive and there is no more available if I mess up. Yikes!
The bride purchased the fabric with her mother. She also provided the pellon interfacing. I found a simple pattern online along with a how-to for a basic bowtie but no suspenders. I bought this Simplicity pattern only to find out it is for a pre-tied bowtie and won't work. It has no suspenders. I haven't even been able to find anything about suspenders except elastic ones...not fabric.
As you can see the fabric is striped and very directional. It is also very prone to ravelling. Shall I interface the entire fabric and then cut out bowties and suspenders? I am really nervous about this project and wonder how I got myself into such a bind. I welcome any and all help you might have. Thank you in advance.
Here are the last of my pink hydrangeas and I am loving how beautiful they look with Fall decor and fresh fruit. We are getting some tiny drops of rain but are told it won't be much at all. At least it will water my plants. Tomorrow back to sunshine and Fall colors.
Living my life with purpose and promise to enjoy every moment. Creative Bliss to all...