Recommended fabrics for the skirt are denim, cotton (including quilting cotton, where you can get so many great and fun prints), linen, leather, lace (applique), and light to medium weight silk.
Finding good sources of trim, such as studs or leather fringe, can be difficult. I've tracked a few on-line places down and have listed them below. We'd love to hear how you embellish your skirt (or other garments), so send us an email or tag us in a social media pic, or post to our Facebook group (Folkwear Patterns Sewing Group)!
Vogue Fabrics has some great fringe (surry, rayon chainette, and beaded). They also have some fabulous metal trims in many shapes, and rhinestones.
M&J Trimming (NYC) has a large selection of fringe trims (chainette, feather, beaded, and a few leather) as well as rhinestones.
Walco Leather Co. Inc. is located in NYC, and is the only one listed here without an online store. You must either go to their store in person, or get in touch with them to place an order. Walco Leather has beautiful leather trim, and can also provide custom leather trim. Phone: 212-243-2244 or email: email@example.com
And, VV Rouleaux (who I discovered in England the other week) has many gorgeous fringe, lace, and ribbon trims. Probably worth the shipping cost to the US!