Our family of freesewing patterns has grown once again, and the benjamin of the family is... Benjamin.
Benjamin is a bow tie that comes with a variety of options to control pretty much every aspect of your bow tie.
You can opt for a made-to-measure bow tie, or draft Benjamin with an adjustment ribbon to allow some flexibility in the fit. Something that makes this a great handmade gift for the upcoming holiday season.
Here's the thing about Benjamin that I'm most excited about: I didn't do anything.
That's right, Benjamin was designed and coded by Wouter Van Wageningen who has over the last couple of months been teaching himself the ins and outs of the freesewing platform:
I had a blast making the Bow Tie pattern. I basically used it to move from the BabyBib tutorial into something that was original and not too complex (and actually useful). I wanted to get the whole process under control before venturing out into the real stuff.
That I was able to pick things up so easily is due mostly to the great BabyBib tutorial and the help you've provided here.
When I released freesewing as an open source platform, I obviously hoped that others would join the effort.
But I never thought that less than 3 months after the public release of freesewing, we'd have our first pattern from the freesewing community.
So yeah, Benjamin is a BFD, Wouter is a badass, and I am hopeful that this will be the first of many patterns that we as a community will be able to make available to all.