Today we are joining our good friend Amy Smart on her tour of her first fabric line, Gingham Girls by Penny Rose Designs and we couldn’t be more excited for her! It is a retro-inspired line but with a modern twist that makes it great for quilts, home decor items and clothing alike. And since I was born in the 70’s it is a line that reminds me of my childhood—growing up with gingham.
I am joining along the fabric tour with a boho blouse pattern made from two of the fabrics in her line, the red plaid and the navy main print which I think are darling together. I can see so many things made from both of these fabrics.
The pattern I used to make the boho blouse is the Florence Top by My Childhood Treasures and I think it pairs perfectly with the style and feel of the fabrics. It was an easy sew and I whipped it up in a morning…but then had to wait for Miss Hannie to come home from school to hem the short sleeves and length. I definitely recommend the pattern for even beginners and the fit was spot on. I made the size 10 and it fits perfectly.
Here is a close up of the front yoke with the contrasting prints together. I did use a lightweight interfacing on the yoke to give it some stability mostly because I am big fan of interfacing….I kind of love to use it.
And one more view of the back contrasting yoke that has the pretty pleats underneath it too, just like the front panel. And since there are no zippers or buttons, it makes for a perfect spring blouse.
One thing that I always know is a success is when she asks to wear it to school the next day…and she did….so we have a blouse winner on our hands! Which I think will also be so perfect in the summer with some white denim shorts and even for the 4th of July parade.
You will want to check out all of Amy’s tour HERE to see what everyone else is making with Gingham Girls, and if you are not following Amy on Instagram—you should be, her feed is full of quilt amazingness.
Congrats Amy…we really are so excited for you!!!