Sew 50s Trifold Bow Tie from Redundant Necktie

by brocobelle on October 13, 2011 · 3 comments

in 1950s

Found some interesting vintage 50s bow ties last week & was particularly intrigued by a “trifold” bow tie with asymmetric ends.  I figured this would be a good way to use up some redundant neckties made from beautiful silks & no longer worn.

I drafted a pattern & got stitching.  Here is the work in progress.

More photos will follow once this initial post is approved.


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Katherine October 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

You’re up and running, brocobelle : ) Any subsequent posts you make will appear immediately on the site without any intervention from me. Let me know if you encounter any problems.


anonymous October 13, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Just trying to comment anonymously.
Love the idea of recycling men’s silk ties to bow ties and am inspired to copy you.

Thanks so much for sharing.


mini pheob October 14, 2011 at 11:38 am



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