Dr Who is of course the ultimate source for all things stylish in men's fashion right now
today I'm going to show you how I drafted my bow tie for LKJ.
Lets start by gathering our supplies
you will need
4 pieces of paper (or 2 really long pieces)
scissors for cutting paper
You need to decide what size bow you would like. LKJ's is a fairly standard size bow.
2 3/4" high
so mark this measurement along the short edge of 1 piece of paper
Now decide how wide you want the bow. LJK's is
So rule a line half way between your first measurent out 2 1/4"
Fold your paper along that last line
measure down 1" and mark
Join the 2 marks
To give it a softer feel you can make this line curvy like I did with LKJ's
cut along the line
This is where I felt I really got clever lol
Unfold your paper then fold the first part up and trace it
(sounds weird here is a picture)
Fold it in half again and cut along that line
now it looks like this
Repeat step 7
Now lay it flat and fold it in half again
we are now going to make the bit that goes around the neck.
I made my neck piece 1" wide so its easy to tie and sits under the collar nicely.
From the fold measure down 1/2"
Make the 2 end point meet up
as in picture bellow
Measure out knot allowance 2 1/2"
Measure out 1/2 your neck measurement
(You will now need to stick a second piece of paper to the first for length)
LKJ's measurement was 9 1/2"
so we measure out 4 3/4"
cut it out, open it up and
1 bow-tie pattern
At this point it doesn't have seam allowances so add those however works for you
here is how I did it
Now don't add seam allowances to the end as this is where you fold your material
Ok that's it, You're done!
Couldn't have put it better myself
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