Friday, July 15, 2011

Borderprintedness - Part 2

I own a lot of borderprint fabrics...having purchased every one that I liked that came my way last year.  I even wrote a post about some of the lovelies that showed up at my apt, "Borderprintedness."  And as I was adding a few pics to my Flickr albums this weekend, I realized that I've made quite a few dresses this season using those prints purchased last year.

There is a version of the Vogue 1250 from an Anna Sui border print:

(and Cennetta I'm gonna make this again - in black knit jersey for a LBD!  
I know, I know but I think FIVE really is the charm! *LOL*)

There's the Connie Crawford dress from the bubbles polka dot fabric:


The Butterick 5600 dress - where the use of the border print isn't as obvious but it's there nonetheless:


The knit version of my TNT pattern:


The knit border print dress where I spliced the border print and ran it in several directions:


...and my piece dela resistance - the Christine Jonson dress:


Now why this walk down memory lane...well I was foraging in the fabric closet and ran across the navy/white floral border print featured in the first borderprintedness post and it's now on the cutting table...waiting it's turn to become something fabulous!  I really do have a serious case of borderprintedness...but isn't it fun! 

...more later!

27 comments:

  1. It's fun to revisit some of your past creations all in one post. I'm a border print fan too.

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  2. I'm with you on the borderprintedness. lol. Despite my fabric/pattern diet, I have been on a mad search to find some nice border print fabric to purchase. Seeing all of your gorgeous FOs doesn't help me any. lol

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  3. I share your love of border prints. For awhile there they were abundant, but not quite so much lately. Your dresses are beautiful. I have several of the same fabrics and not one has been sewn yet. I'm pulling a Hamlet and can't decide. :)

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  4. Wow. Those are beautiful garments. Actually your borderprintedness-post inspired me to buy some borderprints myself and sew them up. I was totally way out of my comfort zone there! They did turn into very nice blouses/long sleeved shirts (don't know the proper word in english).

    so thank you very much for giving me the proverbial boot :-)

    By the way - I really, really like the connie crawford dress on you - the way the bottom flares accents you waist, that makes you look younger, I think :-)

    Lene

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  5. I love border prints too! It's hard not to buy them whenever I see them.

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  6. These are gorgegous dresses on you, all of them! It's hard for me to pick a favorite because they're all so cute!! Look out Monique...Carolyn's dresses are giving you a run for the money!!!

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  7. I love all of those dresses, especially the bubbles polka dot version - those graceful folds of fabric plus the gorgeous fabric is just stunning. Of course you can't go past a cowl neck dress either!

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  8. I think your dresses are stunning. You make me want dresses and I don't have but one. You are really good at placement on borders.

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  9. Such great dresses!
    My favourite is the Connie Crawford - gorgeous.

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  10. so fun to see all your great creations again. The border prints are so fun, my favorite is your cardigan from the fabricmart yellow/navy/white border print. I liked it so much, hurried over and bought the fabric. It is still yardage but someday it will be something great.

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  11. I am. Huge fan of border prints, too! In fact, I have that same one in your first picture of this post! It's taken practice, but now I am fairly decent at eyeballing a dress and knowing if it will work.

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  12. You do know how to work a border print! I've never used one, mostly due to the fact that I don't wear dresses or skirts, and for some reason, I don't think shirts make the best use of most border prints. For example, I love that bubble print, but I think much of it's charm would be lost if it were used for a shirt. Although that Ana Sui fabric would make a great top. Maybe 2 - one with the border and one using the rest of the fabric?

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  13. Border prints are ideal for dresses and skirts, and you've done so well with yours. Love how polished they look.

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  14. All such fabulous dresses! It's nice to see a fashion show of them all together!

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  15. That sound you hear is me, drooling all over my keyboard. I love them all, but the spliced pattern dress is inspired. Brava!

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  16. I am in love with all your dress - but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the bubble dress - perfection Carolyn!

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  17. I love your use of the border prints. Your posts with them always make me think that I need to use them. I now have my eyes open for them, but I haven't seen many, at least not lately.

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  18. I too have a thing for borderprintedness and your dresses are beautiful. I love them all. I wish I could find border prints like you have.

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  19. Ha! You do have a lot of border prints :) And they are perfect in giving your TNT (and other patterns) some spice.

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  20. ALL beautiful, but that dot dress is my favorite!

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  21. You rock border prints! I think they add some really nice interest to a dress for those of us who don't have the model figures to carry off extreme fitted dresses with hundreds of tiny details and seams and extreme angles. Your dresses look feminine and flatter you and still look professional.

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  22. Another border print fan. I have used two of the same prints to make dresses. One of these days, I'll stop being lazy and post the pictures.

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  23. Love the Connie Crawford dress and the last one. I think you look a lot better in the more flared dresses, you look slimmer. All are lovely but those two fit you best. Thanks for setting good example and sharing.

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  24. that bubbles border print is gorgeous! i have a fantastic knit that is sort of a border print that i want to use, but i haven't decided exactly what i want to do with it yet. i don't want to ruin it, since i can't get any more.

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  25. Great dresses, lots of personality! Love it!

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  26. I love border prints, never seem to find anything great in the store, I will have to keep my eyes open. I like the bubble print one the best :)

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  27. I love border prints. I have that beige/brown/purple one myself as a Simplicity 3503. I have one in green and white that is screaming at me to be one too...just need to get around to it. Love ALL your dresses! I'm glad I'm not the only one dress obsessed ;-)

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