Gingham is one of those classic prints I just can’t get enough of. I love it in classic colors like navy, red, and black but it also signals spring to me in bright bold hues too. I was excited to get to play with Riley Blake Designs line of woven gingham. With so many cute colors and sizes to choose from, I had a tough choice when it came to picking fabrics. I imagined button-ups, sundresses, casual skirts, and fun summer totes. I picked fabric with plans for my first Hey June Cheyenne Top but once it arrived my head went spinning again into all the possibilities! Did I want to share it with my kids? Did I want tops or bottoms pieces? What about home decor pieces? Pillows, table runners, a cute valance for my sewing room? I tell you, gingham is just WAY too versatile!For my first project I settled on a simple woven tee. I think this will be amazing to have in my wardrobe as we move into spring. It looks incredible layered under a cardigan and pairs so great with jeans or dressed up with a skirt.I used the Hey June Key Largo Top in the basic view B. It’s got classic tee shaping, fitted through the shoulders and relaxed through the waist and hips. I busted out the white jeans for these pics for the first time in forever and can’t wait until it’s warm enough to wear this outfit in real life. It just screams warm weather chic!For my next project I just had to make my second Justine Skirt from Ready to Sew. I sewed one up in a Raspberry Creek rayon challis and couldn’t stop at just one. The simple lines and understated style make this pattern a wardrobe staple. The best part? It’s FREE!Second best part? Giant pockets!!! Hello! Those babies hold my cell phone, chapstick, and keys with room to spare. So so good!I paired it with my standard v-neck tee and sandals for a casual take. I wore it to church after these pics with a sleek fitted tee, cardigan, and statement jewelry for a more polished look. I’m seriously giddy with all the outfit possibilities with this piece. I love navy with so many coordinating colors- mint, coral, red, fuchsia, mustard, kelly green, you name it! I’ll apologize in advance to all my real life friends for how much you’ll be seeing this skirt come summer.
These fabrics were so nice to work with. Using a woven gingham means no fading, no printing off grain, and lining up the print was easy peasy! It’s a great weight too, not too sheer or light but still has a bit of drape to it. It come in 1/4″ and 1/2″ wide prints to fit all your needs. I’ve already got a huge list going of all the gingham projects for spring and summer! How much gingham is too much gingham, you know, asking for a friend ;)?