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Number 39 blog — Gingham

Gingham

Posted by Mel Jacobs at

Hi All, thought I’d take a look at Gingham this week...... this print originated in India and Indonesia and was first exported to Europe in the 17th Century. The pattern of the fabric was striped originally, however from the mid 18th Century when the mills of Manchester were producing the fabric, it started to be woven in check or plaid patterns. Since the 20th Century the iconic print has been a favourite of famous women including Jackie Kennedy, Gloria Vanderbilt, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda. The ever popular print with its vintage flair was, according to Vogue, featured...

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