I used the skinny end of a man's tie and measured it so it was just a bit longer than the top,DONT cut yet!
Fold a diagonal edge like in the photo, this is where you make sure the end of the tie is no longer than the top
Fold the long piece back over to form the tie knot but it's not as bulky as normal
The last fold is the long piece back behind (I hope I am explaining this properly, if not the photos should help!) This is when you cut it, cut about half way across the back of the knot so there's no overlap on the left side (our left)
I then folded the top piece down into a V so there would be no over lap on the top of the tie. Now you can leave it like this and it's a very square 80's pencil thin tie but I prefer a bit a beef in my tie so follow onto the next step
Pinch the bottom piece of the knot together so it looks like this and sow the back bottom piece together like a corset (zig zag back and forth any way the needle goes in, no one will see it so don't worry about being tidy!) so the knot looks bigger on top
Add an embelishment, best to do it before you sow the tie on. You don't have to sow the rest of the tie on after the knot but knowing my fella he would probably shove it into the xbox or use it as a rope to escape his cot. Best to be safe rather than trying to explain to the A&E nurse why exactly you thought it was wise to dress your tiny baby in a tie.
One small problem...I never tried the top on before I made the tie and realised it's too big! He seemed to think it was hilarious though so we have half our birthday suit now :)