Total Basset Case: SPD: Lookin Fly in a Tie

SPD: Lookin Fly in a Tie

Feb 21, 2013

I am back at it with SPD and linking up with Katie and Steph today!
I really love that this link up forces me to get some pins 'crossed' off my boards, meet new friends and be inspired by everyone's awesome creations!
And do I ever have a great DIY for you today.

We all know that Floyd is a stylish and hip man about town.  
And I was thinking that with spring coming up, he could use even more sprucing up.
I mean everyone needs some new clothes for spring.  Duh.  (That's gotta be a rule somewhere...)

I first saw this DIY from Decor and the Dog (Michelle and her handsome pup Ike are adorable-check them out!)
As soon as I saw it I knew Floyd needed it.

(Late last night) I broke out the springy-est fabric I could find and my trusty sewing machine and whipped up a tie for Mr. Floyd.  It was very easy and took me less than an hour (my favorite type of project).
I followed Michelle's instructions but ended up making Floyd's tie a tad shorter than she does on her tutorial.  He's so low to the ground I didn't want it dragging all over.  But this one did end up a bit shorter than I was expecting so I will definitely add some length on the next one. 
 I think on the next one I will also use a thinner fabric and work on sewing a straight line (constant battle between my sewing machine and me).  This fabric was almost too thick to be able to turn inside out once it was sewn together.
 Ready for a night on the town!
Isn't he dapper?
I love the springy fabric; his own little interpretation of madras shorts.

(And yes, he was in the middle of saving his chickies from their barn...such a helpful boy).


Brooke February 21, 2013 at 8:17 AM  

OH my goodness, Floyd is looking so dapper.

Jen February 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM  

OMG...that is so awesome! Floyd looks super stylish, and I totally love that last picture. I think our pup Napoleon totally needs one of these :)

Helene February 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM  

hahaha omg this is the cutest thing ever.

Lauren February 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM  

Seriously, could he be even cuter?!

Jill February 21, 2013 at 8:53 AM  

He looks so dashing in his new duds! What a cutie! And don't worry, I can't sew a straight line either. I need some serious practice, ha. I've only had my sewing machine for OH 6+ years (sadz).

Jill February 21, 2013 at 8:55 AM  
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Kait February 21, 2013 at 9:02 AM  

oh my goddddd I just want to take that cute little face and snuggle it and make my most annoying dog language noises.


Btw, love that tie!

Colby B. February 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM  

Omg I die! The last picture cracks me up!! What a handsome man ready for a night on the town!

Jodi February 21, 2013 at 9:11 AM  

SO CUTE!!! I love how he poses for photos!! Ha too funny!

Pamela February 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM  

Oh my goodness gracious. HOW CUTE!

Becca Moss February 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM  

Oh.My.Gosh. Floyd is darling! How stinkin' cute! Loooove it!

Anne February 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM  

So handsome and stylish!

Katie February 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM  

I'm so obsessed with this! haahaha! I NEED TO GET ONE FOR ROCKY! But I don't have a sewing machine and I can't sew to save my life :( Floyd looks SO dapper!

Thank you for linking up :) loved this.

Alexa February 21, 2013 at 10:14 AM  

Stop it right now. I can't even handle this cute and handsome boy!!! Holly asked if her belated birthday present was Floyd coming to visit and taking her for a night on the town. I told her I'd see what I could do... what do ya think, mama?? He sure looks ready! :)

Wendy Mac February 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM  

Get out! Floyd looks fabulous! Great job!

Casey @ Classic with a Pop February 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM  

Dying, just dying over here. Pierre has a seersucker bow tie, and together with that spring plaid tie, he and Floyd look they're ready for a spring fashion shoot. So dapper and charming, Floyd. And springlike, with those chickens! So smart getting those out of the barn. So smart.

Casey @ Classic with a Pop February 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM  

Also, teach me how to sew. I have a machine, but zero knowledge. The end.

Joanna M February 21, 2013 at 10:38 AM  

He is too fricking cute! Love the tie!

Nicole February 21, 2013 at 11:30 AM  

OMG. that is the cutest thing ever. Maybe I could make a girl one for my pup!

Joy February 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM  

Floyd is styling and profilin!

Megan O. February 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM  

Omg! I just found your blog via the giveaway and then I see Floyd's face...I am hooked on your blog already :)

Darby Hawley February 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM  

Oh my heavens he is so cute!!! I definitely have to make one of these dapper ties for Mr Rooney! I'm pinning your pinned project ;-)

Brittany M. February 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM  

okay that last picture is to die for! He knows how good he looks :)

Allison February 21, 2013 at 12:56 PM  

Seriously?! I can't handle his cuteness! A dog tie? I'm in love!

J and A February 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM  

Oh my gosh!! This is soo cute! Nice work and looking good Floyd!

Betty February 21, 2013 at 1:16 PM  

I love this...I must make one for Dudley! Just as soon as I learn how to use my sewing machine.

Danielle Carroll February 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM  

Oh goodness...can't...take....the...cuteness!!

Floyd, I love you. Huck needs a tie for sure!

Married...with a Pup February 21, 2013 at 4:26 PM  

Ahahahaha. This is seriously adorable and hilarious all at the same time! I think mr. Brutus now needs one! Maybe they can attend a formal function together :)

Erin February 21, 2013 at 9:45 PM  

Hahahaha. I just can't. I think I should just stop telling you how much I love him. I feel like I sound super freaky.

Whitney Cypert February 22, 2013 at 3:30 AM  

Oh my heavens! How cute is Floyd in that tie!? Good job on it, he looks so handsome! I wonder if my cats would sport one?
Happy Friday!


Heather February 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM  

OMG I love this - so dapper! Rex needs one!

Pearls & Paws

smk053078 February 22, 2013 at 4:09 PM  

Shut YOUR mouth!!!!! Girl, when I saw your IG pic I was like, "What the heck is she making this late?" Floyd is the cutest man dog ever!!! He needs a girlfrand to take on a date in that snazzy tie!

Anne February 22, 2013 at 5:42 PM  

I knew I loved you for a reason.

SH February 24, 2013 at 7:52 PM  

This is so freaking adorable!

Hope you had a great weekend!

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