I’m in trouble now – I just bought another border print skirt after almost a year of resisting them. I really wanted this one because I’m pretty sure it is by the same artist who did the Tin Horn Holiday and the Oasis ones.
I say I’m pretty sure, because due to some unfortunate cutting, the selvage is lost on this print. If you look at the photo, notice that the design just ends at the bottom like a 6-year-old’s drawing. That’s because it has been cut there. Yes, cut, without even room for a decent hem. But just as bad (in my opinion) is the loss of the selvage and the information contained there.
The area below the cut line probably had a design like that of the waistband. It looks to be a take on primitive art depicting sealife. See the turtle?
I know it is a lot more trouble, but the way to shorten a border print is from the waist. You would remove the waistband, take off the needed inches, regather the top, and reattach the waistband. Yes, trouble, but worth the effort.