Sunday, April 22, 2018

Split Sleeve Gingham Blouse

I love that gingham is back! It screams Spring and Summer. It can work as a neutral to pair up with other prints or can stand alone on its own. Cotton gingham is very easy to work with in sewing. 

For this top, I used Simplicity 8602. I like the loose and easy shape and all the sleeve variations. It even comes with a cold shoulder option which is very on trend. For this, I made the split sleeve version and the longer length. 

I used a blue and white Kaufman cotton gingham fabric I had picked up at a shop in San Francisco while on vacation. 

This went together fast and easy, instructions were just fine. I think this would be great for a beginner and it's an instant gratification project for someone more advanced. 

I didn't make any adjustments for this top. It does come with different bust sizes, up to DD. 

I wore this to the office with black slacks, received lots of compliments. I think this would be super cute with a printed skirt or with shorts. 

I have a lovely, polyester crepe that drapes softly that I am picturing made up in the cold shoulder version. 


1 comment:

  1. thank you, this was very helpful! and you look lovely in that color and style! great job!