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Date: 6/25/12 2:38 PM

I'm looking for a good sewing pattern for border print fabrics. I was looking at Butterick 4686. I'm pear shaped so I like how the skirt is not too flared. Most other skirts seem to emphasize the hips too much. What other skirt patterns have people tried and liked for border print fabrics? Thanks!

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Date: 6/25/12 3:06 PM

Sorry, no suggestion but general, a straight hem makes it easier to match the border at the side seams. So a pencil skirt? or a standard gathered (ie dirndl) or pleated skirt (ie kilt)?

Otherwise, espcially if your border is an abstract with no defined egdes, you can use any pattern with an almost straight across hem, like a slight A-line.

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Date: 6/25/12 3:51 PM

A pencil skirt would be pretty easy, but I'd like something more flared for the summer since I ride my bike often. Much easier to do it in something other than a pencil skirt! I like the ideal of a dirndl skirt too.

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Date: 6/25/12 4:14 PM

Butterick 4686 looks like THE ONE! They even show it with a border print!

Now you have me thinking about border prints!

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Date: 6/25/12 4:47 PM

View C, D or E would be the best.

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Date: 6/25/12 5:37 PM

LOL sorry to give you the bug!

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Date: 6/25/12 5:38 PM

Thanks Laurie Lou!

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Date: 6/25/12 5:47 PM

simplicity 4236

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Date: 6/25/12 11:32 PM

If you have a small waist, Butterick 4722 is a great pattern. When I made it, I removed the excess fabric from the pleats. It fits smoothly over the hips without adding extra bulk, then the pleats open up to a fuller skirt.
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Date: 6/26/12 0:34 AM

Quote: Amy-may
If you have a small waist, Butterick 4722 is a great pattern. When I made it, I removed the excess fabric from the pleats. It fits smoothly over the hips without adding extra bulk, then the pleats open up to a fuller skirt.

I was going to suggest this too.

In the past I've darted out some of the excess waist fabric and hidden the darts in either the gathering or small pleats.

It works better in some fabrics than others....

I've never used a pattern for this. Just eyeball it and start sewing in some darts until you get the look you want.

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