I took a little detour in my sewing last week and made something unusual -- a cravat! Finally some menswear ;)

I have been looking through all my cotton scraps in my stash lately, to make a few face masks, and came across a larger piece of this marbled cotton that I had used originally to make this Book Dress. But my husband really liked this fabric, and has been asking for a cravat for ages, so I decided that this was the time.

I used the pattern from The Gentleman's Wardrobe by Vanessa Mooncie. It's pretty simple -- a long tie with pointed ends and with pleats around the neck to allow it to sit smoothly. It's pretty slick and worked very well. The book has limited sizing as I noted in my original review, but the neck size works for my model so I didn't have to make any adjustments that way. It would be easy enough to adjust for a larger neck -- just add some... [read more]