Borderprintedness, that is. Carolyn's got a really bad case of it . . . but she's also got more of the cure on her shelves than I do.
I'm down to one remaining border print now, because this weekend I used up the second of the three I recently purchased from Gorgeous Fabrics.
I tend not to wear yellow as it's a pretty unflattering color on me, but when I saw this yellow, gold and orange floral border print, I couldn't resist. It reminded me (in a good way) of printed vintage sheets, but without the allover design. I knew it was meant to be a dress, and I knew the border had to be at the bottom, even though I do like some of the print-at-the-top dressess I've seen. No yellow flowers near the face, please.
The skirt was just the entire 2 yard width of the fabric, cut with 2" to spare for hem and waist seam allowance. I marked the center back, fronts and side seams, pinned those points, and gathered in between. The bodice was underlined with white batiste because this fabric was much more sheer than I thought when I originally cut it out. The skirt was lined with white lining fabric (because I'm starting to run low on batiste). Because the bodice was underlined, I bound the armholes for a neater finish.
The collar used the last fragments of the border that floated toward the top of the print. I know, I said no yellow near the face, but it was just random petals at that point.
This is lovely! I also am attracted to yellow but can't put it near my face. I like your solution for the yellow border and the skirt portion really showcases that beautiful fabric.
P.S. I'd ditch brown shoes for those blue shoes too. The color is fabulous.
I like your sewing projects and also like the way you write about them and I also LOVE shoes! Enjoyed your Blog as usual.
Karen - that is an awesome dress! I love how you featured the border print but how it still looks like you! Great job! Oh and tell Andrea she did a great job with the pictures. :)
Lovely dress! The border print is so pretty - it works really well with this style. Great job!
Lovely dress, great print and looks good on you. Love the blue shoes.
What a great placement for that border print. Very cute!
That's a very pretty dress! Love the shoes, too!
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