Tie One On: care for a cocktail?
I initially went into my stash to look for food-related novelty ties, but I came up with a collection of cocktails instead. I had never put ties together with a top-stitch before, so I used Rick Rack Ruby's directions. I am really pleased with how this turned out.
Focal point is the blue Nicole Miller tie with martini glasses (also the waist band). To either side of that are Ralph Marlin ties--one with a pouring beer, and one with a splashing olive into a martini. The outside edges and sash are wine-related ties, then a beautiful Banana Republic coffee tie (think Irish Coffee, etc), and tabasco appears for my beloved Bloody Marys.
The pocket is another tie with little martini glasses that I edged with a thin bias tape, and one corner is cinched with a Martini and Rossi cuff link that I had left over from a mosaic project. Note the top edge of the pocket says "Happy Hour". The central tie I purchased at a thrift store for $1, and the rest were all parts of grab bags from the same store. See what kind of treasure you can find!