This is what I have so far, but I made a big boo-boo.
I have a perfect skirt front... and a really fugly skirt back!
- Enough "regular" (non-border) fabric to cut the 2 needed pieces
- 2 scraps of border long enough to cover the hem of the 2 pieces (good thing I save every scrap until the project is finished!) with only about 1/8 - 1/4 inch edge above the border
I have some fusible web. By fusing the scrap border pieces (and I little beyond the top edge), I will prevent fraying and enable myself to stick the border to the skirt piece. Then, I will stitch ever so slowly and ever so carefully along the top edge of the border to sincerely attach the border to the skirt hem. I will then use my applique scissors and trim away the rough edge above the stitching line. See the row of "dolphin/paisley" creatures? That's what I want to keep and stitch around!
I'm afraid that a normal seam will be too bulky/visible, but maybe I'm wrong.But, it will be noticeable anyway because the color gradient change is missing.