Ginghamalong Goes Live!

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Squeeeee! The great gingham day has arrived. If you’ve spent the past month sewing up gingham, now is the time to share your work. Leave a comment on this post, linking to your social media share. If you don’t have a social media profile, you can email me a photo of your make to didyoumakethat[at]fastmail[dot]fm. I’ve already received quite a few emails and some awesome photographs.

These are the only two ways to enter the prize draw. None of us can rely on me rigorously trawling through various social media platforms, because I’m just not that rigorous.

If you comment below or email, you receive automatic entry to the prize draw, worth over Β£100. You can see full details of the goodies here. The giveaway is open internationally.


William Morris Colouring Book

In order to allow for differing time zones, and be sure everyone has their chance to enter, I shall leave this blog post open to comments until 6pm GMT Wednesday 14 September. Then I’ll draw a winner at random. So, get your skates on!

Making with gingham has been great fun for me. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourselves, too!


Please note – if you’re commenting on this blog for the first time, I shall need to approve the comment to go live. So don’t panic, if there’s a delay between writing a comment and it appearing below.

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75 Responses to Ginghamalong Goes Live!

  1. Janet says:

    Here’s my gingham Granville shirt! Looking forward to a day of gingham lovliness! πŸ™‚

  2. Marion says:

    Hello ! This is my participation : Summer pyjamasΒ  – The sailor crochet news
    I am quite curious to discover what everybody has been making πŸ™‚

  3. Virginia says:

    Love what you make

  4. Claire says:

    Hi, I sent you an email yesterday with photos of my Archer shirt. Good luck everyone!

  5. Skarmony says:

    My make is here:
    I’ll be watching the comments for other shirt dresses to swoon over πŸ™‚
    Best of luck, all <3

  6. Yay! Gingham D-Day! As promised, here’s some goth gingham from me:
    Looking forward to seeing everyone’s makes. xx

  7. mensew says:

    Hi, thanks for hosting this. Here’s my entry, I’ve been making a few gingham things recently…
    All the best,

  8. mensew says:

    Hi, here’s my entry for the ginghamalong! Thanks for hosting this!
    All the best,

  9. Hello!

    Thanks for creating such an awesome sew along! Here’s my entry using the Simplicity New Look 6180 shirt dress pattern:

    Twitter & Instagram @craftypinup

    Can’t wait to see everyone’s makes!
    Abi xo

  10. Bracken says:

    Hi, I made a jacket and leggings from lilac stretch gingham mixed with faux leather panels using Simplicity 1299 for the Jacket and MCCalls M6612 for the leggings/trousers. I had already made the Blank Slate High Low top but have included it here because I love it so much and really it is the inspiration for the rest of the outfit. It has been really enjoyable making these and having a dealine because I tend usually to take forever over this kind of thing. Also the jacket is not perfect but I am happy with it because it is the most difficult item I have made in the last 20 years. Thanks for hosting this its been brilliant.

  11. You can check out my makes here! Good luck everyone!

  12. Jane says:

    Just finished in time! You can read all about my gingham Granville shirt here: Thanks for hosting Karen! xx

  13. Here’s my entry! Thank you for hosting, otherwise this shirt would never have become a top.

  14. marylou24 says:

    Hi, here’s a gingham dress I made for one of my daughters:

  15. Emily Handler says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this! I’m so excited to see everyone’s gingham makes!

    Mine is here:

  16. Rachel says:

    Thanks for organising – the prize looks amazing! I nearly didn’t enter, but started my dress on the 11th… And got it finished!

    Mine can be found here:

  17. I have a finished object! I made the Colette Patterns Negroni shirt. I blogged about it here:
    Thank you for thinking up this challenge Karen! Gingham is one of my favorite fabric patterns.

  18. Emma says:

    This is great! Thanks so much for organising Karen. Everyone’s projects are fantastic! I’ve made a blouse. Post is here:

  19. Regina says:

    Hi Karen, I made a Gingham Scalloped Edge Apron for the Ginghamalong. Thanks for sponsoring such a fun event!

  20. And my third entry is now up on the blog! Thanks again for hosting Karen!

  21. Lisa Ainsworth says:

    Love a great gingham dress. So looking forward to seeing the winners!

  22. Angela says:

    What a wealth of talent! I love, love, love all your creations!

  23. Emma Boman says:

    I posted a comment to another post with my link yesterday, but here it is again at the right place! πŸ™‚ I have made a 40’s style blouse from black-and-white gingham.

  24. OOOOH….I can’t wait to see all these lovely gingham makes. It’s first thing in the morning here on Canada’s west coast, so I need my tea before I settle in for a good look.

    Here’s the link to my gingham make. I went with navy/white gingham from my stash and made a shirt to go with a skirt of the same fabric:

    A Colourful Canvas: Classic Gingham Shirt | #ginghamalong

    Thanks for hosting the party Karen!

  25. Nyssa Jayne says:

    I made a gingham skirt! I used the bottom half of McCall’s 6696:

  26. amcclure2014 says:

    I’ve looked through all the entries above. Fabulous! Well done!

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  28. Mertxe says:

    WOW, girls! Wonderful ginghamalongs!! I totally love this fabric when it is the real cotton thing!! Good idea, Karen, they look all gorgeous. Here you can see my gingham dress:

  29. Here’s my half-a-school-dress gingham top…
    Loving everyone else’s makes! I πŸ’— gingham! πŸ˜†πŸ˜† xxx

  30. Here’s my half-a-school-dress gingham too……I’m loving everyone else’s makes! I πŸ’— gingham πŸ˜†πŸ˜† xx

  31. Liliana says:

    I made a two-piece, consisting of a crop top and a long, swishy wrap skirt:

  32. Beth Woolsey says:

    Great entries! I never realized gingham is so fabulous!

  33. Vicki Halliday says:

    Hi Karen! Here’s the link to the dress I made for my best friend’s little daughter Winnie, from a piece of vintage gingham with bonus embroidery that I found at a yard sale:
    Thanks for the #ginghamalong & the useful kick up the bum to make this dress.

  34. almostahippy says:

    Thanks for hosting this fun sewalong! My entry is this gingham shirt

  35. This was so much fun! My gathering apron can be found here:
    Can’t wait for the kids to go to bed so that I can peruse all of the makes at my leisure.

  36. Amanda Pidgeon says:

    I’ve really enjoyed joining in with the ginghamalong and it was my first time seeing gingham. It wasn’t a perfect make but I learnt lots of lessons along the way, thank you.

    Thanks for organising, it’s lovely to see other makes, and inspires me to see more with gingham.

  37. Amy says:

    My entry for the gingham along (a black and white Emery) can be found here:
    Amy X

  38. Angela says:

    What a day, how much fun looking at all your work. Amazing! I remember my mom made me a gingham outfit many years ago. We called it Vichy, and it was white and lavender. Memories! Thank you all for this beautiful day.

  39. I’m not going to finish my dress in time. Work has gotten in the way!

  40. Bobbie says:

    Hi Karen πŸ™‚ I have just sent you an email with my entry. Thanks for organising the Ginghamalong! I’m enjoying reading about everyone’s adventures in gingham πŸ™‚

  41. Nancy says:

    Squeezing in before the deadline! Here’s the link to my make on Instagram πŸ˜ƒ

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