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Made by a Fabricista: Playing With Border Prints

If you've searched through FM's gorgeous selections like I have, you'll notice so many fun border prints.  I love border prints.  The can make a simple dress/top look so boutique like.  






 No one believes you made it with gorgeous fabrics like a border print. 


 

Be sure to check out FM's selection of border prints!  This one is in the 'as is' category.  I didn't find anything wrong with the fabric.  It's soft, washes well and I love the colors.  

Here are some other equally pretty selections, some of which are a knit.  



Border prints can spark creativity, let you create something unique, or simply spice up a simple pattern.


Normally, I use a knit border print, but this time I wanted to use a woven.  I stumbled across this dress pattern shown below and knew it would make a fun dress, especially with a fun border print. 


Image result for images Peggy Woven dress

This pattern is from StyleArc and is called the Peggy Woven Dress.  I love Indy pattern companies!  Have you perused the selection of FM's pattern?  If not, you are in for a treat! You can see those here: FM's Sewing Pattern Selection.  There are so many Indy pattern companies listed.



Ok, so back to the dress.  This was a fun pattern to sew together.  Plus, I was able to really 'play' with the print.  With a border print such as this, you need to cut everything out on the crossgrain.  If you've never done that before, it's will be okay.  Just cut. 



As you can see, I used the border for the pockets and part of the border for the button back bands.  I tried to think of more ways but I didn't want to over-kill the effect.  I played with color a little more with the buttons I chose for the back. Those buttons were in my stash.  



I really love my dress.  It's a perfect addition to my summer wardrobe.  




Thanks for reading!
Sue from Ilove2sew!

Comments

  1. Sue - this is a gorgeous dress and I love how you used the border print! And *hanging head* I own a couple of these border prints, too! LOL!

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  2. Thanks for the review. I bought this pattern at FM and never thought about using a border print. Yours looks great - I'm inspired.

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  3. Love the dress and the creativity used in placement. I have a few border prints in my stash but when I try to decide how to place pattern pieces I go blank. Seeing the use of border prints is really helpful.

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  4. Very nice! This dress style looks great on you. Super job making the most of that border print too.

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  5. I have eyed that fabric for ages! LOL! It made up beautifully, and you look wonderful!

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