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Tweedy Prof,Drakes from my observations has great classic fabrics but their construction is not as good as Italian ties in general.You may be better at sewing this type of repair than you think as the fabric looks somewhat rough so your sewing can also be rustic... and fit right in.Or better yet email and ask if you can send it in to be repaired at their cost.
Tweedy Prof,The problem is due to making the tie too quickly.To fix:Fold correctlyPress (we use a wool setting but it could be too hot so we don't suggest it unless you know what you are doingSewRolled edge distance depends on the construction as an example 3 plus inches up the tie edge after the main tipping.
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I don't know any luxury wool interlining weavers who provide small amounts.You may want to consider using inexpensive fabric to make learning ties first...The design is not one I would have made but that is your choice - if you like it then it is fine.
Tystyle, A great start. Making ties is a bit like making model ships and airplanes which most of us did as boys. You have a lot of creative energy. You may want to put some time into checking the balance of the tie - as you are making it. The tipping is OK but is there a reason that you did not go with self-tipping? On occasion we have requests for a different tipping that are well thought out and provide some nice contrasts but in the end beauty is in the eye of the...
Thank you for the background information.I still think that you need to change tailors - I would visit another country if need be...There may be some good mills in the UK that might interest you also.Good luck with getting what works best for you.
"but I need to buy my own fabric" Why? Tailors normally have fabric or access to fabric - if they don't you should consider a more helpful tailor as already suggested.
AlanSee99, Here is an example using 100% Belgian linen of what I meant by mitered corners - note the stitches should be tight, even and barely visible and the rolled edges should also be straight and even. The pocket square should be balanced which is something that seems like a small point but takes time to get just right. Normally one person sew the edges and another checks, and then it is checked again two more times; if anything is wrong - even a single stitch...
Some very beautiful hats on that website - thank you for the suggestion.
AlanSee89,A long time ago Irish linen was very good quality.Currently they are marketing linen made with imported lower quality flax as "Irish linen"So no it is not the same quality as Belgian and French linen, and I do not suggest it.
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