DIY: Fringe Skirt

If I had known my fabric store had footlong fringe I would have made this tutorial much earlier in my life! Would have started as a child, never too young for fringe. Now I kind of wish it had fringe even longer than this for even more drama (good kind of drama). I have concluded that there is a direct relationship between fringe and drama, it can be graphed.

The black on black combination creates a very versatile skirt that can be worn in many different situations. I styled it for office, date/brunch, and lounge/music festivals/beach/fun in da sun. Prepare to sashay your way through life.

Shoutout to neon pink doorways and banana print crop tops below, makes me feel like summer is near.

As usual, to be extra cool, add pockets. This is a given with all skirts!

Here are the steps and the video tutorial for you.

1. Cut out a front and back piece by adding an extra 1 inch on all sides of a pencil skirt.
2. Cut out a 2.5 inch waistband that fits comfortably around your waist, optional to fortify with a layer of interfacing.
3. Sew the front and back pieces together along one side
4. Subtract half the waistband length from the width of the front or back piece, this is how much fabric needs to be tucked away into darts.
5. Divide that number in half, and tuck away that much fabric in two symmetrical darts on the front and back.
6. Sew in the darts by going diagonally towards the folded edge, about 5 inches away from the top of the skirt.
7. Attach the waistband to the skirt along the top edge
8. Attach the invisible zipper to the open side of the skirt.
9. Seal the bottom of the side with the zipper to finish off both sides of the skirt.
10. Fold the waistband in half and sew it in place to tuck the raw edges out of sight.
11. Cut and hem the bottom of the skirt.


Fringe Skirt: Mine
Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim
Hat: Topshop
Grey Tee: J.Crew
Cream Tank: Club Monaco
Banana Crop Top: J.Crew
Stilletos: J.Crew
Boa Pumps: Geox
Leather Espadrilles: Club Monaco


Allure of Simplicity