I wanted to make a dress out of silk ties that was beautiful in its own right- sure, it's cool that it's made of ties. Yes, thrift store ties are a fun/cheap way to get silk. But even if you don't care for dresses made of ties, I hope that you like this dress because it's beautiful and has a compelling design.
Please comment and let me know what you think- I'd love to see different versions of this type of dress!
Step 1: Gather ties
Try to get the 100% silk ones.
Alternately, have someone with a lot of ties purge their closet.
I used eight ties. You may need more or less depending on your dimensions. You should be able to estimate this by measuring the width of each tie about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom, doubling it, and making sure that all of them added together is bigger than your hip measurement (assuming that is your maximum dimension).