Sunday, May 15, 2011

Jeans and a Tie...or...

...jeans and a pleated necktie necklace!

This coming week is the last week of school, and my principal said that we could wear jeans all week, as long as we wore either a staff shirt or something nice, to stay professional looking.  I'm thinking that a tie would raise the bar to professional.

This morning I saw this tutorial, from Maybe Matilda.  I raided DH's closet for a tie and came up with my very own pleated necktie necklace.  I made a couple of changes.  First, I decided that since it really did look like a tie, I would use the skinny end in the design, using the entire tie.  Second, I ended up hand sewing the top edge so that it lays nicely.

And I happened to have the perfect button for this!

After I finished, DH made some comment to the extent that people probably look at me and think that I should just go shopping to buy things.  Not.  This is way more fun!

So, will this dress up my jeans enough to make my boss happy?!


Rachel said...

I LOVE it! And I think your boss will, too :-) I loved what your husband said--mine says the same sort of thing, too. I'll come home with thrift store treasures that need massive work to be wearable and he'll say something like, "Wouldn't it be easier to just buy clothes ready to wear?" But that's not the point ;-)

Thanks for sharing pictures--it looks amazing!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Liz @ said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I absolutely love your "tie." It is very creative. :)

KiST said...

You need to have Conrad take a picture of you wearing it so we can see it on you:-)