Border print skirt in action

Here are a few pics of me in the border print skirt I made last week!

I wanted to share how it looks on a real person, instead of on the dress form.

It’s super comfortable, and I love that I have secret inseam pockets to stash stuff. Wearing full skirts makes me instantly feel prettier and more girly.

I’m inspired to make more skirts like this – and to add pockets to more of my projects, if not every skirt I make from now on.

Here in Vancouver it’s not completely spring weather yet, only 10 degrees at most.. but it sure feels like spring in this outfit!

And on another note – this pattern arrived! Finally, I can create the ultimate border print dress and parasol combo. Not only was it carefully packaged, but I also received a little surprise as well.

Ribbon! I love this little gift-with-purchase. I’m definitely going to find a use for this pretty little piece.

So far, my best idea is trim around the waistline or empire seam of a bodice, on a blue or yellow dress. I’m leaning towards blue.

Your thoughts? Leave ’em in the comments below!

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7 Responses to Border print skirt in action

  1. Sofia March 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm #

    Love it! I really like it with that little top, it adds a nice contrast of structure with its lines. I also absolutely love how many exclamation points you use when you write. I feel exactly the same way about sewing!!

  2. The Cupcake Goddess March 26, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    Oh swoon! I’m so in love with your skirt. And I’m so jealous that you found a border print fabric that’s decent. I looked everywhere for one for a dress I’m working on. No luck. I love your blog! So wonderful! Gorgeous, gorgeous things you’ve got here! Can’t wait to see what’s in the future!

  3. Serendipity Handmade March 27, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    So glad you like the ribbon –it’s vintage! I think it would look very pretty on a blue dress, IMHO. :-)

  4. Melissa March 28, 2010 at 8:54 am #

    I just ordered this pattern and am now looking for fabric. Where did you find your fabric? What is the blend? I’m looking for a flowy material that drapes well (and patterned). I’m also in Vancouver so if you know of a great shop here, please let me know. I’m also not opposed to shopping online.

    Beautiful job on your skirt! Love your site!

  5. Tasia March 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments!
    Melissa, the fabric is from Fabricana in Richmond, check out for locations etc. When I bought it, there was also a navy & hot pink version, and a black & purple version. It’s 100% cotton, very lightweight, and super easy to sew. Good luck!

  6. Erica March 30, 2010 at 8:32 am #

    Wonderful job, Tasia! It looks gorgeous on you! I think if you were to use the ribbon, I agree with Serendipity Homemade that it would look lovely on a blue dress; the little bit of yellow would be a very nice contrast. Again, great job and thank you for my birthday wishes!!

  7. sulovesew April 10, 2010 at 11:02 am #

    Oh wow, it is so beautiful. love that top that goes with it too and lucky you for having a fabric store nearby that carries such a beautiful cotton. What’s your tip in picking this kind of fabric. i always have hard time visualizing how it will turn out because the print and border can be overwhelming.