Hot on the heels of the hardest step, we have the easiest one! We’ll be making the ties. You can make the ties any size you want – don’t feel restricted by the size of the pattern pieces. Just make sure that they’re long enough for you – I wrap two measuring tapes around myself to figure out the length I want.
Fold your tie in half lengthways, right sides together, and serge the entire length. I like to finish off the ties by serging across the end at an angle. You only need to finish one end.
Clip the corners off the end, and then turn it right side out and press.
Attach the tie to the right side of the dress, where the neckline ends. You want to place it so it is *just* on the vertical edge, but extending past it – in this case, it is overlapped with the vertical edge by about 1/4 inch. Make sure the seam of the tie is facing downwards.
Serge the full vertical edge of the open wrap, continuing up to join the tie to the edge.
Here it is from the wrong side where you can see the tie is peeking up above the vertical edge (you’ll see why very soon!)
Repeat on the other side.
Now you can wrap it around yourself! Albeit without side seams, but no fear, they will be coming soon.