January 09, 2024 3 Comments on Cowgirl Skirt Inspiration
When we were thinking about bringing 243 Rodeo Cowgirl Skirt back into print, we looked at western and vintage western skirts on Pinterest to get some inspiration. We quickly had several styles we loved and ideas for what we wanted to make for ourselves. Esi will show you the silk floral skirt she made (and its variations), and I was inspired to make a simple grey Ultrasuede with a flounce for my version.
But, there are so many great ideas for western skirts, and this pattern really does provide a fantastic foundation for all of these. The yoke appliques are amazing and so versatile. Add fringe or lace, make with the ties or with a zipper, use various fabrics - there are so many options!
Make your own with leather or suede, or add some your purchase. Fringe is quintessential western wear and looks amazing on this skirt. Our pattern even teaches you how to make your own fringe. Or see how to make and apply it here.
This suede leather skirt has fringe just coming from the bottom hem, and has a small embroidery design above it. Pinterest link.
This cute outfit features the fringe hanging from the hem applique (similar to our pattern). There is also piping used in the waist yoke applique (also similar to our pattern). If you want a shirt or jacket to complete your outfit like this one, check out 212 Five Frontier Shirts and 242 Rodeo Cowgirl Jacket. Pinterest link.
Another similar skirt with fringe hanging from the hem applique. Piping is used on the applique also. Here paired with a western shirt. Pinterest link.
This leather skirt also has the fringe hanging from the hem applique. This skirt also has topstitching at the seams (and belt loops were added). Pinterest link.
FRINGE and APPLIQUE
Fringe and applique go so well together. We found lots of examples of extra fun appliqué on the yoke or hems of skirts, paired with great fringe. You can use the many appliqués in the pattern, or add more of your own to the sides of the skirts. Or, adjust the ones provided in the pattern to fit the look you want.
This one has two layers of fringe and some amazing reverse appliqué on a cotton skirt. Pinterest link.
This skirt has a simple straight hem appliqué with fringe, but also has a great appliqued rodeo scene on the skirt. Pinterest link.
This skirt has fringe on a shaped yoke and appliqué of beads. Pinterest link.
APPLIQUE and EMBROIDERY
The skirt (and shirt) below is stunning with the western themed applique and embroidery.
LAYERS OF FABRIC
Another option for this skirt is to use different fabrics for the appliqued yokes or even as part of the skirt. You could use lace for the yokes or hem appliques. You could use different colored leather or suede on a leather skirt. You could layer several lightweight skirts.
This skirt has a layer of darker leather with scroll work on top of this suede skirt. I also like the lace moved to the side of the skirt. Pinterest link.
This lightweight skirt has a top yoke with fringe and studs and layered with a lace up ribbon. A lace-up yoke is included in our pattern too! You could also use an eyelet fabric for a similar look. I like the fringe at the top of the yoke. Pinterest link.
This skirt shows how you could place lace as the yoke applique for a really interesting and romantic look for the cowgirl skirt. Add lace at the hem instead of fringe. Pinterest link.
Pair the 243 Rodeo Cowgirl Skirt with the Petticoat from 203 Edwardian Underthings for a romantically layered skirt. Add lace or eyelet to the side seams and lace or eyelet to the bottom hem. I love the layered look! Pinterest link.
Make the skirt from a tulle or shear fabric and layer it on top of a pair of shorts. Or make a two layered skirt! Perfect for showing off some pretty farbric! Pinterest link.
We hope this post provides some great inspiration for making your own western skirt. The possibilities are endless (and so fun!). And western wear is very much in right now. My family is always wanting to pair clothes with cowboy boots and Stetson hats, so we enjoy these western looks!
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