I happen to love wool – this fabulous textile has so much versatility. I love figuring out ways to pair it with different patterns, textures, dressing it up or down, and of course there will always be the infamous Chanel jacket. When I stumbled across this gorgeous wool while at Mood in Los Angeles, I simply needed to have it. The colors were simply too fabulous, and I knew it was destined to be a mini skirt for me. A mini with DIY Fringe.
Wool can often scare people away because they are unfamiliar with this fabulous fabric. They think it is too ‘itchy’. And some of it is! But look beyond the stereotype.
With all of the fabulous blends out now days, you can find just about anything to meet your needs. Wool can be soft, have fabulous drape, and one of the easier textiles to work with in terms of no-stretch. Wool will hold its shape well, seams can be sewn on the front of your project to give it more texture, and it generally wicks away moisture from your body (just like those jogging outfits you wear!). Any regular old sewing machine should be able to handle this fabric with ease!
This wool was a nice lightweight fabric, that had a fabulous loose weave – perfect for adding texture into my normal Summer daytime outfit. And I absolutely love how it turned out!
DIY Fringe Wool Mini
I knew from the get go that I wanted this skirt to be casual. Which meant that in order to differentiate it from a typical suit skirt, I wanted to add some fun fringe to the bottom.
Let me show you just how easy it was to do.
How to add fringe to wool:
Of course you can skip the sewing altogether and simply use Fray Check. But I didn’t want that glue on my skirt if at all possible. A good skirt tutorial to make your own pencil skirt can be found here.
For the shirt I simply purchased a matching tank at Target, and trimmed the bottom to turn it into a high-low tank. Not having a cover stitch machine, I used good old-fashioned Stitch Witchery for that piece of magic.
Ain’t no shame in the Stitch Witch game.
A good tutorial that will get you on your way to turning any skirt or shirt into a high-low version can be found here. Just snip snip and sew. Or in my case, stitch witch.
Now…to Style that Pattern!
I loved the more Boho laid back vibe this outfit gives, it is totally something I will wear on an every day basis this Summer. But want to dress it up for heading out on those Sunset beach walks?
Once again, my good friend Rachel styled me – and I am in love with what she chose! Can I keep them…pleeeease?!! You can find all of the jewelry from this Photoshoot here. I mean, how fabulous is that necklace?! L-O-V-E.
Who says wool and Summer don’t mix?
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…