Monday, March 23, 2009

David Bow Tie Sew Along

Have you ever sewn a bow tie before? Neither had I until an opportunity presented itself to help the American Cancer Society. Their Pink and Black Tie Gala, scheduled for May 7 in Brooklyn, NY, will auction bow ties to raise funds for patient services, national research, education, and advocacy initiatives.

BurdaStyle is donating 150 bow ties to the auction. Nikkishell is hosting a sew-along to make the bow ties a reality. The rules are that the fabrics must have pink and black in them. I checked with Nikki who said it’s perfectly fine to include other colors.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

This bow tie is my contribution to the auction. We didn’t tie this properly, just left it loose so you could get some idea of the end result.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

In retrospect, I would not have used this type fabric as it’s really a bit too thick for a bow tie. It was challenging finding fabric in Tucson incorporating pink and black and was silk, taffeta, or satin. It took three tries to get this bow tie made as the fabric frays horribly when stitched on the sewing machine. I ended up hand-sewing the whole thing.

Cancer affects all of us, either directly or indirectly. It accounts for 1-in-4 deaths in the U.S. alone, and 1.5 million new cases will be diagnosed this year.



Thimbleanna said...

What a neat project June. I really like the fabric you picked -- I've never made a bow-tie (or tie for that matter) -- it looks like a challenging project!

Storybook Woods said...

Gosh I never thought about it but I guess you could make a bow tie. That is one beautiful tie by the way !!!!! Clarice

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is pretty fabric that you used for the bow tie, June. Great cause! I never heard of the Pink and Black Tie Gala in Brooklyn, NY even though I live there.

Tick Tack said...

Hey Junie,

That is great! I can't wait to get that piece in, it looks fantastic!
And thanks so much for helping to make our contribution to the American Cancer Society a success!

Benedikta from BurdaStyle

Yummers! said...

What a gorgeous tie and what a kind thing for you to do. I assume that's your husband modeling. Is he healed?

Beth said...

What a nice project. Your bow tie is very pretty. And the neck it adorns looks just like my husband's!!

Karen said...

I think your tie looks great!