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Made By A Fabricista: Oh How I Love Borders

I have really been loving fabrics with borders lately, but this is my first one that was made of knit fabric. I chose this awesome Black/Claret/Medium Tan/Eggshell/Melon Rayon/Nylon/Lycra Horizontal Stripe Print Ponte Knit 60W fabric that I believed would be perfect for my 3-piece outfit I had in mind, and it definitely was.

This fabric is a Ponte knit which has a very nice weight on it, so it was very easy to sew up without getting caught in the plate of the sewing machine or even stretching out of shape. While this fabric is not super stretchy it really has a nice stretch with great recovery. Which makes the choices of what to create with this fabric endless.

I absolutely love the colors of the horizontal strips and they just made my outfit fun to wear. These colors and fabric are perfect for the Fall months, but yet this is actually an outfit that can be worn all year around. I had 4 yards of this fabric and I absolutely believe in the “No Fabric Left Behind” rule of mines. I was able to create a nice pair of wide band elastic waist pants, high waist pencil skirt and a funky fun top. Because I wanted my stripes to be in pacific areas of my garments, I was sure to lay each piece on the fabric to create this look. That’s another awesome thing about working with borders and especially on knit fabric, you can lay your pattern pieces on your fabric horizontally, vertically or even diagonally to get your own desired and unique look.

For my pants I used my TNT (tried-and-true) pants pattern of the McCall’s 7198 pattern and just added a wide waistband and added 2 rows of 1 inch elastic, my high waist pencil skirt was created using my pencil skirt sloper I created years ago, and my fun Peek-a-Boo top was made using the Mood free PDF pattern of the Almond Bodysuit, which I hacked making it into a top and replace the original sleeves with a wide ¾ inch sleeve instead. I absolutely love making 3-piece outfits with mixing and matching the pieces according to what my mood is that day, rather it be pants or a skirt.

Do you like working with borders?

Until next time,

ANGIE  | @angiedenise_boutique

Unfortunately Fabric Mart Fabrics sell out quickly!
You can find similar fabrics by shopping the following category KNITS & PONTE KNITS.


  1. Love it. I am 88 years old now and can no longer sew. I miss it so much but applaud the efforts of you young ones who can still create. You did a beautiful job and I wish you every joy wearing your gorgeous outfit.

  2. This outfit is fabulous!

  3. Such an awesome combo and a lovely fabric selection ... FIESTA :)

  4. Love your top and skirt combo. Great use of a border fabric. I doubt I could pull off the top and pant combo but it is something to think about. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

  5. Such a nice outfits,. I love the choice of fabric and the pattern is great too. You look stunning gorgeous in that last outfit, your high waist pencil skirt compliments your Peek-a-Boo top. Love the combination. Perfect.<3

  6. Wow!! Fun outfit and it looks great on you!


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