Here’s a summery new top I made using some gingham I found for $3.99 a yard:
This gingham was a bit difficult to work with. If I wasn’t very careful, it puckered with each seam. A good amount of pressing seemed to help along the way. I know I said I was going to skip the button closure next time I made this pattern, but I decided to keep it to add interest. I suppose that this really is the most interesting part of the shirt. The one thing you have to be careful of when using stripes or ginghams is matching up the seams. It can be really noticable if you forget. Mine turned out OK, but can you see the puckering at the bottom of the seam down the center? Maybe my tension was off…
We leave for Europe in exactly one week. I’m so excited!! During the three weeks I’m gone I’ve got some SUPER awesome guest bloggers lined up to share some tutorials, tips, links and perhaps a recipe or two. Who knows, this blog may be more happenin’ in my absence than when I’m here!!! I’ll check in one more time before I go.