I am nothing if not derivative. This entire outfit was inspired by The Foldline’s Sew The Summer Trends vlog that featured a place holder image of a giant gingham outfit. I mean, the gingham was giant. Not the outfit. Only a giant could wear a giant gingham outfit. But a normal person could wear an outfit sewn from giant gingham…
Oh, you know what I mean!
I put a call out on Instagram for good sources of cotton giant gingham and came up trumps thanks to Thimble And Notch. Buy their gingham here! Be warned – last time it quickly went out of stock. You NEED this fabric in your life. It’s stunningly perfect.
What I love about the Ogden Cami is that for such a minimalist blouse it remains discreet and the spaghetti straps don’t constantly slip off your shoulders. Any top like this that I can still wear with a well-supporting bra gets my vote!
There’s a partial lining and I made mine from oh-so-breathable muslin. I’m determined to be comfortable this summer.
This top is perfect for practising French seams
When it comes to pattern matching giant gingham, I’d say do what you can. Pay attention to the obvious details but don’t stress if you can’t get everything lined up. You shan’t succeed and life is too darn short. Obviously, great fun to be had with bias cut gingham.
I love how this outfit layers with one of my favourite vintage cardigans…
I end this blog post feeling flummoxed. Today I witnessed both the very magnifcient and the very poor of human nature. The Irish have repealed the 8th; I found myself ghosted by a man.
There’s only one thing to be done in these situations. Walk the dog. And keep the faith that things can only get better for women. They can TRULY only get better and I am so proud of the people of Ireland today.