More gingham! Simple black and white top
I've made two fabulous black and white checkered dresses this summer (this ruffled one and this fitted one) and I love them both SO much! They are both on my all-time fave DIYs list! I had some extra fabric from the larger buffalo check one, and have also been loving loose, simple tops this summer... so I made very efficient use of it and whipped up this top!
I used the dress and romper pattern Simplicity 1355 as a starting point. I've used several times before (see them here), even as a top (this striped one from last year) so I knew it would be easy!
I wanted it to be a little shorter than the one I made last year, and slimmer fitting. I also thought a contrasting tie (rather than self-fabric as the pattern calls for) would be cuter with this bold check!
It was so fun to wear with white jeans and my fave comfy espadrilles!
I love it as a summer look, and I think I may need to buy some more gingham (maybe a different color?) for some fall pieces in the next couple months! Until then I will be rocking my white jeans and summery pieces as long as I can!
Pattern: Simplicity 1355 (see my other uses of it here)
- Made it as a top (lengthened bodice, but not too much
- Made it more tightly fitting
- Used a cord instead of making a self-fabric tie
- Cut the v-neck deeper and did it on the fold instead of a center front seam
Shop the look below! This is a great time of year to buy espadrilles and they are so comfy and versatile!