I am heading back into the warm weather! I am so excited to be moving again. So to celebrate, what could be better than a DIY gingham off-the-shoulder top. Gingham is one of the biggest trends for Spring Summer 2015. This top is so easy and comfy to wear! You just need to make sure you match your squares for a professional-looking finish.

You’ll need gingham fabric (available at almost any fabric store), sewing machine, fabric scissors, elastic and matching thread.


1. Start by creating your pattern on some tissue paper. You need to create one long rectangle and 2 smaller ones. When pinning your pattern, make sure you fold the fabric in half on itself and match the squares. This way, you’ll have a total of 2 sides for your body piece and 4 for your sleeves.

2. Sew the pieces together until you have 3 tubes with small hems, also created for threading through your elastic.

3. Ones you’ve threaded the 3 tubes, simply sew tiny stitches together to fuse the arms to the body tube.

Happy DIYing! Thanks to Paula Fitzgerald of Charles and Violet for the images and for my Mum’s dog Charlie for making a cameo in this shoot!

For more fashion and lifestyle DIY ideas, check out Simone Heng's blog DIYnamicstyle.