I'm having a pretty intense love affair with fringing at the moment... It could quite possibly be getting out of control. Especially when we're talking about fluorescent orange fringing and stretch denim... It wreaks of tacky cowgirl. But it feels amazing!!
Yet another of my beloved pencil skirts (see previous variations here, here & here), this one was made from some scraps of dark stretch denim (found on eBay for a pittance), upon which I stitched rows of the 6" deep fringing.
The denim is a major first for me, not only have I never sewed with denim before but I think I may have actually once upon a time vowed never to wear/own/look at a denim skirt. Nothing against denim skirts, I've just never liked the cut-off jeans miniskirt look, or the ~dare I say it~ slightly frumpy look of a boxy denim knee-length skirt. But this... This is more like it! The sculpted form of the wiggle skirt is so perfectly accentuated by the heavy stretch denim, to the point that it actually feels like wearing some kind of figure-control contraption! And the fringe... Oh, how I love the fringe. So bright and happy, so silly yet supremely sexy... it patters as I walk. I can't even stand still when I wear it - it just wants me to dance!
In other news, Me-Made-May is coming along but proving a nightmare to photograph. If I were wearing outfits like this every day, I would probably be more inclined to do daily photoshoots, but sadly most days it's just jeans + swing tops + minoru + various snoods. So instead of boring you with mundane shots of my everyday dressing, I will do a Best Of MMM roundup at the end of the month.