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Get your sewing groove on with Gingham this Spring

Traditional gingham has taken on a new lease of life for spring 2017.

Gone are the days when the print was only seen on pieces of school uniform or summer tiered dresses and skirts  – thanks to some very creative designers such as Henry Holland and Molly Goddard, gingham has been elevated to a wardrobe staple.


Surprisingly versatile, these checks run through the full range of looks from the summer boho gypsy to the tailored Parisian chic look all the way through to the minimal loose, clean shaped Japanese look that has been so heavily seen across the catwalks.

It’s a pattern statement we find across a wide number of product categories from shirts, Capri trousers, skirts, dresses, jackets and trenches.


Tops by Miss Selfridge 


And of course, the importance of checks for the season mean they’re not only appearing on clothes. Shoes are getting a check makeover with chunky heels and flatforms clad in tiny ginghams or giant shadow checks.

It’s all a sign that this classic and core pattern is both a trend winner for the season and a far-from-basic basic.



Shoes by New Look 


Think creative and step outside the norm when planning what pattern to sew your gingham fabric in. To give you some inspiration Topshop have made an amazing trench in this classic, rejuvenated print

Coat by Topshop 

Go over to our Pinterest board for some more inspiration!

There are lots of fabric choice out there as gingham is such a staple pattern for fabric suppliers. Some of the best finds are from; Textile Express Fabrics, Minerva Crafts, Truro Fabrics, Croft Mill & Fabric Land 

We would love to see if you make any of our patterns in Gingham. Share your pics with us on our Instagram or Facebook page.

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