As previously mentioned, we are attending a wedding! So while in the car the other day, I asked both Things what they might want to wear to said wedding, thinking that I wanted to make sure that their choices were clean. (Not to mention getting any necessary vetoing out of the way early....) Thing 1 wanted to wear a T-shirt and shorts - um, no. But Thing 2 surprised me by saying thoughtfully, "I think a shirt and tie."
Whoa! Where did that come from? Good thing we were stopped at a stop sign, or I might have caused an accident! "Um, Thing 2, you don't have any ties!"
"But we can get one, right?"
Well, sure, I guess....or I can make one....I vaguely remembered seeing a tie tutorial on the Fishsticks Designs blog. So I looked it up and printed out the pattern. Once we went through his button-up shirts and determined which one he would wear, I remembered this fabric, which I thought he'd love! Frogs and lizards - what better? He pronounced that more than acceptable, so I whipped up a "traditional" tie along with the velcro/neckband tie. I think he'll prefer the velcro/neckband, but my DH was weirding out about it, so I just made both. We can choose when we're getting ready, I suppose.
The pattern is very straightforward and easy to do. I kind of expect to see more of these in my future, now that he knows I can make them. ;) And I will be happy to do so!