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Gingham Style from Long Tall Sally

Good ol’ gingham. The origin of this punchy, woven cotton or linen fabric dates back to the 17th century. The first ginghams were originally exported to Europe via Dutch-colonized Malaysia, and they were striped; not checked (“gingham” is borrowed from the Malay adjective for “striped”). When the Brits started manufacturing fabrics in the 18th century,…