24 Responses to “How to Create & Apply Fringe To Your Me-Made Clothes (With Workroom Social & McCall’s)”

  1. zaynabsophiarose May 13, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    Ohhh you could have put at least one pic of ya mug!

    • LLADYBIRD May 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm #

      Ha! My mug is happy to have the day off šŸ˜‰

  2. Anonymous May 13, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Love the fringe emphasis in your post. Years ago I made a faux leather skirt with applied fringe (cut by me from a strip of said faux leather ) and then applied to the bottom hem with glue. Wish I had kept that skirt for my granddaughter who is crazy about country/western wear. We were at the Opry about three years ago and we loved it and loved Nasheville.

    • LLADYBIRD May 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

      That sounds awesome! I wish you’d kept it too because I’d love to see it šŸ™‚ And isn’t Nashville amazing? Best damn city in America as far as I’m concerned. No, I’m not biased. Ok, maybe a little bit šŸ™‚

  3. Miranda May 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    Aw comon now. Dolly Parton had some quality country songs in the early 80s.

    • LLADYBIRD May 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

      Ah, you’re totally right and I absolutely stand corrected (I also just realized that I like the Highwaymen, and they were totally an 80s thing too, whoops). I was more referring to the weird pop stuff that’s attempting to pass for country these days haha. Can’t nobody touch Dolly!

      • Miranda May 14, 2015 at 10:22 am #

        I’m from east Tennessee so we’re required by law to love Dolly Parton. Then again what’s not to love?! Her personality is as big as her hair and so is her heart. I even like that weird Life Is Like a Butterfly song she did in the 70s šŸ˜€

  4. Genevieve Price May 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm #


  5. ellegeemakes May 13, 2015 at 5:58 pm #

    I love the skirt by Amanda Valentine! So sexy and cool.

    • LLADYBIRD May 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

      Isn’t it awesome? That woman sure knows how to work the fringe šŸ™‚

  6. Evie May 13, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

    Amen to the Patsy Cline fringe!!!

    • LLADYBIRD May 13, 2015 at 6:41 pm #

      Long live the Patsy Cline fringe! ā™„

  7. sewtall May 13, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    I have enjoyed reading your about your sewing adventures, but now you have outdone yourself! Some of this current “music” stuff doesn’t even sound country. Dolly rocks!

  8. BeckyLeeSews May 14, 2015 at 5:24 am #

    Hey now, hold up there squirt. I’m all over some Siriux XM The Highway. Those DJs talk about Lower Broadway all the time and I’m bugging hubs for a vaca to Nashville in Nov for my birthday. I adore the country music pioneers but I’ll turn it up for Jason Aldeen, Little Big Town (DAY DRINKIN’!), or be still my old-ass heart…Dirks Bentley or Eric Church. If either one (I’m not picky…see next paragraph) came to the door right now, I’d blow hubs a kiss and be gone! Ha!

    Seriously, the last time this Texan wore fringe, it was as an embellishment across the front of a bedazzled tee back in 1992 on my “wedding day” in a little chapel in Reno. Don’t ask. Let’s just call that one a mulligan – 9 months of wedded disaster. And no, it wasn’t my current hubs. Thank God we didn’t breed. Therefore, fringe gives me the willies.

    • LLADYBIRD May 14, 2015 at 9:30 am #

      Lower Broadway is SUPER awesome and you should definitely make it a priority to dance your way down the strip! It’s pretty crowded these days (nothing like when I managed one of the gift shops – especially in November, it was empty as fuck. Lots of room for dancing haha), but as long as you’re not skeeved out by big crowds, you’ll love it šŸ™‚ Everyone is always in a good mood, and the live music is excellent. #1 priority should absolutely be Robert’s Western World, and then Layla’s Bluegrass Inn… but you’ll have fun at all the bars. They’re all good šŸ™‚

      And, eesh, I can see why fringe gives you the willies! You should give it another chance šŸ™‚ Make it less tee and more fabulous cowgirl fringe šŸ˜‰

      • BeckyLeeSews May 14, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

        OK, as soon as the trip is booked, you’re my travel guide. šŸ™‚ Sounds like you know the ropes. You guide and I’ll buy. How’s that sound? And I AM skeeved by crowds. Hate them. I live around cows and prefer them to people as a general rule. Hence…vacas in Nov. I did Vegas for my 50th so Nashville shouldn’t be a prob. Hope you can keep up! ha

        • BeckyLeeSews May 14, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

          Oh and if you’re ever in San Antonio let me know. I know this city like the back of my hand.

  9. Mimi Berlin May 14, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    love them fringes!!!!

  10. devon May 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm #


    This post made me realize with a shock that I have not a single fringed item in my wardrobe. I am ashamed.

  11. juliettemijeon May 15, 2015 at 2:48 am #

    Would you mind me linking to this post from Gertie’s blog, in which she shows a rather awesome Wanda Jackson-inspired fringed dress? Wanda could rock the fringes too IMHO!

  12. Sherone January 27, 2023 at 12:52 pm #

    Long shot here….If you ever want to sell your McCalls 2137, I would love to talk to you about it.


  1. Announcing the 2015 OAL! | LLADYBIRD - May 15, 2015

    […] official knitting pattern, Vianne, is a seamless, top-down cardigan, knit using DK weight yarn on US 8/5mm needles, which makes it a […]

Yay, comments!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: