I was first inspired to make a tux because of Marlene Dietrich, a famous actress who, after a movie in 1930, began breaking norms by wearing suits and tuxedos. The pattern and theme was inspired by my late grandmother, who was one of the kindest women I've ever known. She loved to quilt, so I wanted to incorporate patchwork. She also inspired me to begin crocheting and macrame, so I made rope out of duct tape to include macrame. When I was younger she would make blankets for our family, and would let me help her, which began my love for crafting. I put a lot of hard work into this tux, and had a ball of fun making it!