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On My Inspiration Board: Gingham Gowns

I absolutely adore gingham fabric.  This brightly checked cotton was always a favorite of mine during the early days of learning how to sew.   I used it to make aprons, doll clothes, and napkins.  It always spoke of cleanliness, energy, and fun!

One of the questions from the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award post  a few weeks ago, dealt with my favorite movie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  One reason I love this movie so much is for the bright costumes the “brides” wore, many of their gowns being gingham.

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Gingham, as a fabric for daily wear, went through waves of popularity.  Early 19th century gowns were more likely to feature a small check versus the wider pattern we are used to seeing today.  It wasn’t until the 1910’s that gingham began to appear in the average woman’s wardrobe on a consistent basis, with the height of popularity peaking in the 1950’s.

Gingham is still very popular today, although known as more of a spring/summer fabric.  I myself have a few tops in this brightly checked fabric and thoroughly enjoy wearing them in the warmer weather.

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So go ahead and add gingham to your sewing stash  and your wardrobe!  You won’t be disappointed.

~Aimee

August Inspiration Gingham

For more examples, feel free to visit my Pinterest Board.

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  1. Pingback: On My Inspiration Board: Plaid | Inside Aimee's Victorian Armoire

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