Feb 21, 2013
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).