I bought some spectacular fabric that was a border print. I automatically thought of making a lovely gathered skirt with the border at the hem and I was very happy with how it turned out.

A little casual.

Going out.

You can see that it’s beautiful and versatile. The fabric is a linen cotton blend and so it is also very comfortable to wear.

But then I started wondering about using a border print with a circle skirt and I started to play around with placing the pattern. Here’s what I ended up with.

I love it so much but this exercise gave me lots of ideas for using border prints with a circle skirt pattern. In the end I went with a matching front and back but I was tempted to have the striped border go down the center back just to see.

This is me trying thinking about how to place the border for the back pieces of the skirt.

Also, because I love the look of a circle skirt and may want the border around the bottom I’ll probably need to make a gored skirt. So because of all the things I want to try I have ordered a few more border prints to play with. And of course I ordered enough to make a skirt for me and also a skirt for you too if you want one.

I still have enough of the above fabric for at least 2 more skirts. So, let me know if you would like me to make you one too.

Just one more thing. My only scheduled spinning classes are at Midwest Weavers in Iowa this year. I’m teaching several great classes. Sign up now if you are even thinking about attending.

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