Every September in Sydney I get a furious rush of grooms and brides who suddenly at the last minute remember that they wanted to create a unique set of bow ties for the groom and/or groomsmen. The trouble is that the bride will usually have unreasonable requests over the phone. "Can you convert the fabric from my bridesmaids dresses into a bow tie and can you make a bow tie from my dress for the groom? Our wedding is next week" .
It's not easy to make a bow tie from just any fabric. Fabrics need to be seen and touched and tested before you can create a bow tie that will tie properly. A lot of the fabrics used in bridal parties, like the silver silk that was brought in below, can be too slippery to make a bow tie. The result is that the bow doesn't hold it's shape for the whole day or else it slouches too much. So, in the case of the silk below, contrasting it with our house black silk satin was what was needed to give the bow tie both form and function. We could not ascertain this over the phone. We needed a swatch of the fabric in our hand. And, in some cases, especially for more intricate weaves and laces, we need to cut a bow tie to start with before we can proceed with the balance.
If you are considering running a custom bow tie for your wedding, perhaps consider booking an appointment with our Sydney studio now and give yourself plenty of time to make the right decisions.