Sunday, February 12, 2012


So lately I've been a little obsessed with plaids. I've been wanting to make some cute stuff with plaids for a while- but you have to treat them nicely when making a garment with them. If you want to sew plaids- this is a good reference.
There are a lot of important details with lining up plaids that help make the finished garment look that much more professional. Another great PDF reference file about plaids and how to use them is here.
So if you not sewing and you just like the look of plaid, I have a little something for you too, here are some pictures of plaid and lolita. A wonderful combination if I do say so myself.

Now, you might be wondering- aren't some of these tartans or gingham or something? And what is the difference between plaid and tartan and gingham anyway? Well, click on over here and you can read all about the difference between tartans and plaids- because there is a very important one- especially to the Scottish. As of gingham...

Gingham is a checkered pattern but it is actually woven into the cloth with different colored warn, it often has a texture that gives it away. It's medium weight. It usually looks like this...

So, now that you have learned a little bit about plaids you can impress your friends or make a kilt or something. Hopefully some of this was useful, or at least fun to look at :)

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