I love a bit of gingham. Who doesn’t? I’ll tell you someone who really loves it is Karen from DidYouMakeThat, so much so that she’s hosting a ‘Gingham-Along’… Maybe you’ve heard about it…?
The task is to make something out of gingham and post it online.
I’ve got a nice bit of gingham from my (never ending) stash from LadyP. And the weather’s been boiling, so I needed a lightweight shirt to wear to work (in the obligatory black and/ or white). Perfect Gingham Project. I thought I’d made every variation of my burda 6931 shirt, but it seems there was one more left in it..
I used the line for the contrast front to cut the top-fronts, and cut the lower piece on the fold leaving out the centre front seam and placket. I left out the darts for a more casual feel & to give me a bit more space to get in & out of it. Lastly, I shortened the front hem by 2cm and added side vents.
I think the front yoke on the bias looks really nice as it goes into the sleeves. And the grandad collar was a natural choice. I’m really pleased with how it came out and I’ve had lots of wear out of it during this hot spell (summer?) in London.
Thanks Karen for getting me into some gingham this summer!
As the weather will undoubtedly turn, I suppose I should have a proper, long sleeved, button up shirt too…
… Even More Gingham…
And, keeping in the spirit of things, I’ve lined the 2nd ‘toile’ of Maxine’s 70’s Top (for the Simplicity Sewing Challenge – if I ever finish it in time) with gingham too…
So there are my gingham makes. Thanks again to Karen for the push!
Notes to self:
- Use up that ever growing fabric stash.
- Get a move on with the simplicity challenge!
I love the bias yoke, and how that allows you to have the short front button placket. I’ll have to remember that for a future shirt. Great shirt, and thanks for the inspiration!
Hi, thanks! I love this shirt. I’ve made a couple of plain ones too, depending of fabric it can look a bit ‘nurse’ but I don’t mind that either!
I love love love this shirt! The short-sleeved one particularly, although the other is nice too. I saw it pop up while I was on holiday, but only got a chance to comment now. I’m extremely tempted to sew one up right away for Mr. Citadel, but I should probably finish all my current projects first, Lovely stuff! 🙂
Thank you! It’s had a lot of wear this summer! If you make one, check he can pull it over his head first, or go up a size if you need to. 👍
Super shirt! Learned of your blog from the Ginghamalong and plan to be a follower!
Thank you 👍🙏
These look great! Well done.
I really like your shirt, everything about it is perfect – the bias yoke, the sleeves, the collar. If I can find the right black-and-white gingham I think I’m going to try to make a version for myself! What is the back like? Is there also a yoke there?
Hi, thank you. Yes, the back yoke is on bias too.
Fabulous! front yoke on the bias looks perfect too. I didn’t have time for the Simplicity Challenge but I have made an outfit for the Ginghamalong 😀
Thank you! … I’ll look forward to seeing it! Off for a bit of fabric shopping now!
Love your shirt, especially the front yoke on the bias! Delighted to have discovered your blog by the way, I’ve now fallen down a rabbit hole reading all your posts! x
Haha thank you, I hope you like them! *blush*!