A fringe dress offers comfort and a sexy look regardless of the style in which it is constructed. When you make your own fringe dress, you can style it as simply or as intricately as you wish. The materials needed are basic and the time it takes to construct the dress is less than two hours.
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Things you need
- Sewing machine
- Ankle-length narrow skirt with elastic waist
- Measuring tape
- Assorted wide-gauge beads
- 2 strips of material, 12" long and 2" wide
Make a slit up the side of the skirt from the bottom, measuring approximately 8 inches.
Repeat step one, going all the way around the skirt.
Use the sewing machine to hem each individual slit to itself in a tubelike shape by rolling the strip between your fingers and sewing through the middle of it. This will be a lengthy process but makes the final product look neat.
Slide one of the hemmed strips (the fringe) through the opening of a wide-gauge bead. Push the bead all the way up to where the slit ends and tie the individual fringe strip into a knot directly beneath the bead. Allow the remainder of the strip to hang freely.
Repeat step 4 with each individual fringe strip.
Attach an end of each 12-inch fabric strip to the front of the skirt. Make sure each strip is located approximately 2 inches from each side seam. They will be used to tie around the neck.
Slide the skirt up so the elastic is above your bust line and tie the strips around your neck to wear.