I like neckties a lot, I liked them so much that I even learned to tie them.
So, as they are quite hard to find (I can't bear the fake mattel ones) I'm sharing some tips.
First of all you have to take the right measurements. The best way is to use a thin ribbon and tie the knot you are going to use on the doll.
How to tie a knot? I picked the two which can be made with a playscale tie without going completely crazy.
This is the simple knot (or four in hands), it is the easier, and it requires a shorter tie:
This is the Half Windsor knot, is very elegant , but requires more patience (expecially in 1:6 scale) and a longer tie:
I make mine in one single piece. When you draw it remenber to leave seam allowance. Then I sew the whole lenght with a wipstitch, then fold it and sew it with a single stitch (makig the smallest stitches I'm capable of):
Here's the front of the finished tie:
Alessandro looks pleased (Enghish knot). In fact no guy's wardrobe is complete without some beautiful silk ties!