What’s a sure sign of spring? Gingham!

I’m so happy to see Gingham again. It’s such a fun, fresh fabric!

Although gingham originally started out as a striped pattern, today we all think of it as a checked pattern. Since the mid-18th century it has been woven into a check pattern; mainly in blue and white.

Since it’s an inexpensive fabric, it was mainly used in garment design along with muslin.

In the 1960’s things started to turn around for the pattern and it made it’s way into the fashion headlines…think of Brigitte Bardot’s wedding dress.


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