I realize I made a terrible mistake thinking a DIY advent calendar would work, because almost all of the things I'm making at the moment are Christmas presents. Which means I can't post them in public yet. (there are a couple I might right before Christmas because they can be made in a few hours and make good gifts) Last night Seb came home early though, just as I was finishing up making a Christmas tie for him, so he already knows about it.
This tie was totally simple to make (even though the pattern pieces were a bit of a headache to get right. Just take a lot of liberties and don't try to take the pattern too literally), and I think looks great! I have so many ideas for ties in old scrap fabrics, and awesome tie/backing combos.
FYI, this tie does match my dress. And when Seb and I perform Jingle Bell Rock (WHY do I know all the words?!), we will be matching. Even his guitar sort of matches. (don't worry, we won't be performing this for anyone other than our roommates)