Is it just me, or is gingham on the bias hard on the eyes?
Not to mention that any sort of diagonal check or plaid can really shorten you.
I'm about to start my black and white gingham shirt and was exploring the possibility of cutting the two fronts on the diagonal. But when I draped it on Roy, I hated it.
Over-sized gingham can work on a skirt combined with a vertically cut bodice. Case in point: Lauren.
I think this is because you're seeing the pattern at two different heights instead of side-by-side or one on top of the other.
So I'm afraid there won't be any major surprises with the shirt I'm about to make, which should end up looking like this:
Even a bias button placket seems like too much.
I do like the idea of some solid black here and there...
I made the blue and white gingham shirt below during my first year of sewing and it has always been a favorite. Since I was running out of fabric, I was forced to cut the short sleeves on the bias. But because of the way the sleeve attaches, the bias-cut sleeve cap seems to run right into the vertically cut fronts in a very pleasing way.
Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress. It's already feeling late in the day to start anything; perhaps tomorrow.
In ditching news, more books out. I hope you will agree that the living room, at least, is looking considerably better.
In closing, have you ever made a shirt using gingham cut on the bias?
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!