Sawyer's kindergarten graduation is on Friday, and his teachers have requested that the kids come in formal dress since they won't be wearing caps and gowns. Sawyer isn't too keen on the only tie that he has left that still fits him, so he asked me if I would make him a special tie just for graduation.
We went through my fabric stash, but he was feeling rather conservative in his choices and was worried that his friends might not think an airplane, rocket ship or owl tie would be cool (seriously though, what five-year-old wouldn't think that was cool!?). He had something quite specific in mind - a special tie with stripes that run horizontally and that matched his shirt really well.
Luckily for him we found a blue striped summer dress in my pile of things just waiting to be repurposed into something else. Perfect colors, perfect stripes. I love that pop of polka dots as the lining too. I used this tutorial to make it, and it was ridiculously easy (though obviously I need to iron it a bit straighter since the bottom is just slightly askew and driving the perfectionist in me crazy!).
One super special repurposed tie, all ready for this little guy to wear as he moves up from kindergartener to first grader. If he doesn't die of stage fright first. He's introducing one of the songs that they'll be singing at the ceremony, and he's CRAZY nervous about it. Funny that someone who thrives on being the center of attention at home can be so nervous about public speaking! He definitely takes after me. ♥