What's on today's episode on "How to Pull Off a Wedding on a Shoestring" you ask?
Yep, that's right. I made a tie for Matt to wear on our wedding day.
Long story, short, my dress has way too much fabric around the waist area, so I have to make a sash to cinch it in. Since we're implementing a general policy of reusing (in order to conserve money and be more environmentally-friendly), I decided to cut up a dress I bought in India and use the fabric for the sash. With the leftover fabric, I decided to make Matt a tie.
Luckily, we happened to have an old, cut-up tie lying around the house, since our dear friend Chong-Hao recently gave us one of his.
I simply used the other tie as a pattern for this one. With the help of a few online tutorials (on tie-making and using a slipstich), I was able to pull it off.
I still can't believe it. I actually made a quasi-real tie.
This wedding stuff is fun!