Classic ginghamHappy Easter
Joyeuses Fetes de Paques, Happy Easter,
My 8 years old niece Emilie in her classic gingham wishes you a Happy Easter.
Emilie was with me in the UK for her Easter break and Aunty Gee happily whipped up a dress this week.
I left her the choice of fabric and pattern. I was relieved to see that she has classic tastes.
Fabric and Pattern
She decided on the colour of the fabric and Simplicity 1211, view E.
Nothing to frighten Aunty Gee. The dress was made in 2 evenings as she was watching her favorite movie, Beauty and The Beast.
I had to ask twice for a fitting. She happily obliged. She loved seeing the transformation from flat fabric to dress she can twirl in.
The dress is fully lined in white non static lining and swishes. Of course she loves that.
Wizard of Oz
The result is very Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.
My niece loves it and made sure it was the first thing we packed for her return to France.
She will be wearing for the 1st Communion of her friend Kally in Lyon and is pretty sure that apart form Kally she will have the best dress. She is not vain (I wouldn’t allow it) but she loves pretty dresses, just like any 8 years old.
Joyeuses Paques, Happy Easter!!
My gingham inspiration
Mes coups de coeur vichy
Kids and adults alike can wear gingham. They can be worked in modern way or very traditional.
Vichy in the Caribbean was a favorite fabric for kids for a very long time and my mum, her sisters, myself, my sister, my cousins all wore at some point “vichy”, until our early teens, until we thought it was not grown up enough…
But for adults I remember Brigitte Bardot. She got married in pink gingham!
Here is my Pinterest Gingham board.
Pretty much any fabric store will have gingham of various square pattern sizes (check). It’s almost a staple.
I bought mine at The Crafty Sewer in Tooting Bec, £2.99 a meter. It’s an easy fabric to work with.
Bigger checks are a bold statement, smaller sizes are cute and dainty.