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Let’s all wear…checks!

Selfish sewing time! Checked fabrics, especially yarn dyed wovens, are everywhere and they are not going away – in addition to everything you see here, we also have collections coming from Cotton and Steel by the end of the month Cloud9 in the autumn. So today we’re showing you some ideas for pairing checked fabric with indy sewing patterns for some really fun garments!


Fabric: Carolina Gingham – One Inch Gingham in Denim from Robert Kaufman
Sewing Pattern: Alder Shirtdress by Grainline Studio

The Alder shirtdress is just made for gingham! Check out the awesome version that Jen of Grainline sewed up in Carolina Gingham here.

Fen Dress and Double Gauze Checks

Fabric: Double Gauze Checks in Black and Grey
Sewing Pattern: Fen Dress and Top by Fancy Tiger Crafts

A casual, loose-fitting dress, Fen is perfect paired with this soft, floaty double gauze check!

Colette Dahlia in Sommer Painted Ginham

Fabric: Sommer – Painted Gingham in Bloom by Sarah Jane
Sewing Pattern: Dahlia Dress by Colette Patterns

How about a flirty, girly dress? We know that Dahlia looks absolutely amazing in plaid, and paired with this painterly pastel pink gingham it would be a confection!

Sew Over It Ultimate Trousers in Dapper Wovens

Fabric: Dapper Wovens – Check is in the Mail in Mustang Blue by Luke Haynes
Sewing Pattern: Ultimate Trousers by Sew Over It

This soft brushed cotton woven check would make such a cute pair of trousers! Check out Karen’s version for plaid Ultimate Trousers inspiration.

Tilly Dominique Skirt in Gingham

Fabric: Vintage Picnic – Check in Navy by Bonnie & Camille
Sewing Pattern: Dominique by Tilly and the Buttons

This gingham is printed on the diagonal and would make a picnic-perfect summer skirt!

If you like this post, we did a similar one on nautical fabric!

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