“Gingham” comes from the Malayan word genggang, or “striped.” The way we identify gingham, as being a contrasting-check shirt, was not the way in which the fabric was originally known. True gingham is distinguished primarily for being a “dyed in the yarn” fabric, meaning the yarn is dyed before it is woven.
Jake Gallagher, GQ.

I’ve finished a Gingham shirt with the new small collar, It seemed to be forgettable fabric, polyester, like school uniform fabric, but it made up rather well.

No bias pockets or trim. I thought straight would make a change even if more fiddly.

There is the new tiny collar, keeping the stand the same size as the deeper collar has helped it sit well. Perhaps it would be good to make a cutaway or rounded collar using this piece next time.

On a different note, I use ‘leader scraps’ when I’m sewing to start off a seam without having to hold the threads. My friend David Beschi saves and frames them because he thinks they have artistic merit.

He’s an excellent watercolourist, so that’s very flattering. His paintings may be viewed here:

A ‘baby Bears Porridge’ day, neither too hot nor too cold.
Keep safe,

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