A Wiggle Skirt… with FRINGING!!!

by Elisalex on May 16, 2012 · 8 comments

in 1950s,1960s,Skirts,Vintage Sewing

Hello all!  In the hopes of enticing the Sun out today, I wanted to share a denim wiggle skirt I recently made and embellished with layers of fluorescent orange fringe.  I advise wearing sunglasses whilst reading this post!

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Ofir May 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

I like it!! Just make me wanna dance :)

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A.J.A. May 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

Cool! Is the skirt from a pattern?

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Elisalex May 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thanks! The pattern is McCall’s 5081, but quite a heavily modified version!! It’s a good place to start though to adapt to your own curves depending on how wiggly you want it!

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A.J.A. May 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Oh, so you added the high waistband? I love it! Great job on the fit, and I think that high waist is gorgeous.

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Elisalex May 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Yes I made the waistband higher, significantly tapered the fit and eliminated the kick pleat!! Makes for a super wiggle super hot slink of a skirt, I think!!

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Lauren May 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

Fun! Reminds me of outfits worn by Candy Johnson in the beach movies of the early 60s.

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MB@YarnUiPhoneApp May 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I keep thinking about doing a skirt or top with fringe…now you know the new thing is tie-dyed fringe? Yes, it’s very cool. Anyhow, just about any color of fringe can be had at Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL.

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karenkellywriter May 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

I love it and it looks great on you!

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