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).

38 comments:

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.

Yep, THIS IS THE GIRL THAT'S COMING TO YOUR HOUSE!

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!

Xo,
Whitney
http://keepingupwiththecyperts.blogspot.com/

Heather February 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM  

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

XO
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!

-Sheree
The Hartungs Blog
thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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