Border Prints – Ahead of the Curve

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I was doing a little internet browsing on ModCloth, one of my favorite internet sites, when I suddenly realized how many skirts and dresses there were with border prints in their store.  I have to say that I was actually really surprised.  When I first decided to make my border print dress I had a heck of a time finding border print fabric.  And suddenly, I’m seeing it everywhere – at the fabric store, and shopping for clothes.

border print dress

If you love this look, but you aren’t handy with a needle and thread here are a few of my favorites from over at ModCloth.

Stripes always make for a great border print dress, especially the Promoting Elegance Dress.


For the brave at heart, there are amazing scenic dress like the Scene and Believed Dress.

Or simplify your look with the Bet Your Bottom Sand Dollar Dress.

If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, consider the Windy City Dress in Confetti.

Be sure to stop by my Border Print Pinterest Board for more fun border prints.

ModCloth has no idea who I am.  I just really love the quality and style of the products they carry.


  1. Terry Kessinger on April 30, 2013 at 10:05 am

    Lovely dress that you made, and lots of lovlies that you highlighted. Are border fabrics easy to find? I might give that a try!

    • Andrea on April 30, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Border prints have been easier for me to find this year than they were a couple years ago, but I wasn’t really looking then. Even when the prints are made from quilting cotton, I have much better luck locating them at general (or clothing) fabric stores than at local quilt shops. I also recently wrote a post about border print fabrics which might be a place for you to start. My fabric was a single border print (meaning it only had a border on one side) which meant I could have made a skirt twice as long as I did. Most border prints are double border, which means there is a border on both selvedges. Have a look around, but just make sure you know what you’re getting.

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