DIY: A FRINGE-Twist

Okay, so you get on well with the latest trends, and you probably acquire them before all of your friends! Perhaps you peruse favourite magazines and sometimes even consider actually creating a loved trend from scratch. But, then you feel discouraged or there's just not enough hours in the day, right?

Don't worry friends I've been there and here's a DIY that's as simple as saying, "ABC-123!" Featuring, one of my favourite trends that I've seen everywhere on the streets this season ... that's correct, F R I N G E!






















The goods (above) Clockwise: 1 Boots-theoutnet.com, 2 Spring Street Design Group-Nordstroms, 3 Stanton James, 4 Pyramid Collection, 5 Forever21, 6 Alexander McQueen, 7 Luciano Padovan-forzieri.com, 8 Matthew Williamson, 9 L*Space-shopethetrendboutique.com, 10 Prps-brownsfashion.com, 11 Derek lam-stylebop.com, 12 Miss Selfridge


Let's Be FRINGE:
With influence at my fingertips and nearly everywhere (from wall decor at local cafes to fringe fanatics seen in airports, and magazines) fringe has very much made its impression on the fashion scene. Here are a few looks and items (above) that have caught my eye.
I actually modified this top a couple weeks ago, however after browsing along the trend channels I wanted to link a few others who used fringe inspiration in this post as well. For my interpretation I decided to only do fringe on the front side of my top, because I wanted it to look like a regular shirt from the back. Additionally, to give the top more character a metal studded trim with leather was placed to the bottom edge of my front yoke piece (more shown below).

Materials needed:
Scissors
Ruler/Measuring tape
Pins
Fun trim or beads for the ends of your fringe, or for yoke if applicable
Rotary cutter w/board (Optional)
Tailor's chalk/pen 
*Tunes: A fun playlist flipped on "work mode"

Fringe Details:
   








After laying my top flat to see where I wanted the fringe to start and stop, I used pins to make a curved line in the shape that I wanted the fringe. My top had excess fullness because of the sweep of the hem and the gathers on top so I made the fringe-line in a U-shape, which ends up straight. (follow the shape of your top)

Next, create a measurement for the width of your fringe strips I used approx. 5/8", apart. Using scissors or a rotary cutter w/ board, cut your strips carefully. Afterward, pull each piece so that every strip's edge has a curved end (this also helps with the body of your fringe.) Instead of using one knot at the end I preferred to place a knot on the top of my fringe-curve and the bottom, making the top knot slightly looser than the bottom one (this also helps with wear). Lastly, I added studded trim to the front yoke piece later, because I wanted an edgier look to the applique. Mission Complete!
I hope that you enjoyed, and consider yourself kissed by fringe-love! 
~Lady of Fashion


The goods: Vintage pants & combat boots seen here, Appliqued tank-forever21/Ladyofashion 
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Check out these DIY ladies who I think rocked fringe nicely also this season!
Melissa of Melissa Melancholy shows her fringe style.
Aimee of Swellmayde collabs with Foam magazine.
Jen Campbell of Green Wedding Shoes shows her fringe ideas.
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57 comments

  1. I actually really love fringe... there is something very cool about it.  Nice DIY!

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  2. Oh i am loving fringe - very emanuel does marant x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  3. Pullyoursocksup17 August, 2011

    You did an amazing job and I like the idea that you just did the front - thanks so much for your pics and instructions:)) xo

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  4. haha! Thank You Claire!  -xxoo

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  5. Tea For Two17 August, 2011

    Congratulations on a great DIY venture :) It looks professionally made but you have the enjoyment of knowing you put loads of effort in.

    http://tea-for-two-and-two-for-tea.blogspot.com/

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  6. GlamKitten8817 August, 2011

    I want to do this so badly.  I just need to find the right top to fringe out!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  7. Yay so fun! I did a beaded fringe DIY a few weeks ago!



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  8. ah-mazing!!  really cool, looks so great on you!!  and endless thanks for the shoutout! :) muah!

    take care, aimeediy blog: swellmayde.com

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  9. Thank you! Glad thst you were able to read this post! I like it with fringe on one side too- a different look. xo :)

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  10. Professionally made by moi! True it's always a plus & nice to create your own items sometimes- great feeling indeed. Thanks for your comment dear! xx

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  11. No problem dear! Thanks so much, glad that liked it, enjoy your weekend! :) xo

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  12. Love that fringe skirt in your collage; great DIY idea!

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  13. OMG you beat me to it! I'm in the process of making something fringe! :)  Your top came out fantastic!!

    xoxo,
    Mel

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  14. What a great idea!!! I love this idea. I wish I had something to try it on. I will have to thrift something, and give it a shot!

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  15. So glad I found this post because I've been looking for a fringe top and have had no luck but not thanks to your great DIY I'm going to make it happen. You choose the perfect top for this fashionista crafting project and it turned out beautifully.

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  16. lol, Thanks Mel! Well, there's loads of fringe projects out there- looking forward to see what you come up with dear. xxoo

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  17. You can even use a tank hon, I did fringe on my tank top after this DIY too & got a bit carried away, haha! Thanks.

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  18. Great fringed finds. I just purchased tan boots with side fringes from TJ Maxx. Good DIY instructions as well.
    Daphne.

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  19. Love the fringe! So trendy. 

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  20. I love it! You my dear Madison are so talented and beautiful, creative and charming.  I could go on and on!  I love your DIY’s because you make it look so easy. 

    It’s been awhile since I’ve worn any kind of fringe. But I think I’m going to dare to wear it after seeing you in it!

    xoxo
    Cyrillynn

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  21. I've always wanted to do some t-shirt DIY, especially with the old ones, but I'm not sure how much I'm into the fringes. 

    Neat tutorial though.

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  22. Awesome DIY diva....if only I can squeeze in some time to work on some items I have.

    www.fashionpad.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh to Be a Muse18 August, 2011

    this is a well detailed DIY. if only i were any good at this stuff, lol. 

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  24. Whaaaaaaaat?!?! Gorgeous!!! Love the top on you and I DIE for fringe. I kind of want it on everything! Thanks for the tutorial lovely! 

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  25. haha, Jamillah, I hear you, I totally added fringe to a couple of my handbags. Thanks for your lovely comment hon. Hope your holiday is going well.  -xxoo

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  26. Thanks dear! This one is actually super easy... :-)

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  27. THANKS! Yeah, it's time consuming sometimes, but I just take a few breaks in between and then i'm finished in no time. -xx

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  28. Fringe is amazing, even in small ways. Well, hope you were inspired to do a DIY Tee soon. Thank you for stopping by. -xo

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  29. Thanks Daphne! Ooh,h tan boots? I cannot wait for the autumn season. 

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  30. Oh great Catlin, I'm happy that you were inspired, I love doing DIY's and particularly this one being fringe, I'm very fond of.. Thank you. -xxoo

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  31. I love it too Alexis! thanks so much. :)

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  32. Well, if you decide to give it a shot, let me know hon. -xxoo

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  33. Oh, my dear Cy, you are very sweet, Thank you so much, and for always coming by the blog. I so appreciate you dear friend. 
    -xx

    *I do love fringe (in special doses, lol) That's why i decided to only do it on the front of the top. 
     

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  34. Thanks Michelle!  Have a great weekend.

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  35. What an absolutely inspired way of giving fringing a try. Thank you for sharing this!

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  36. Jemappelleshen18 August, 2011

    Great DIY! Super cute top.

    P.S Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!

    Jemappelleshen.wordpress.com

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  37. I want that clutch in a bad way now!

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  38. oh my i love this fringes! they look amazing with the black! you did a fabulous job and you can never go wrong with a little bit of a bohemian touch 

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  39. I never had much luck with fringing. Will have to try it again... Lovely tips!

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  40. Fringe is so perfect - I'm absolutely thrilled that it's stuck around now for a few seasons! The top on you is absolute perfection - you pull it off so well, and look as gorgeous as always.
    Your step by step instructions for DIY fringe are SUPER helpful - can't wait to try it out! xox

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  41. Thank you, I adore bohemian from time to time. xxoo

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  42. Thanks, so happy that you were inspired! :)

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  43. The Compassion Fashion Project21 August, 2011

    Wow, what a great DIY!  I've been thinking about adding a DIY section to my blog and I think you just inspired me to go for it!

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  44. I'm also happy about fringe. Thank you for your sweet comment. glad that you were inspired. -xxoo Do give it a try!

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  45. Great! that would be fantastic, can't wait to see what you do! i love DIY! Thanks Meredith!  -xo

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  46. Amazing babe, love this!!!  xx

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  47. Aww, thanks so much Jas!- xxoo

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  48. grace - stripes and sequins29 August, 2011

    this is so clever!  nice job!!

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  49. I love this! Fringe is always in. Great post.

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  50. Thanks hon! Hope you're doing well! xo

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