What is the best fabric to make a poodle skirt?

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What is the best fabric to make a poodle skirt?

Skirt Layer Wool felt is the traditional fabric used to make the poodle skirt. Note that this is different from craft felt that you can buy in smaller sheets; wool felt is a higher quality material purchased by the yard.

How many yards of fabric do I need to make a poodle skirt?


  1. 2 yards 72-inch-wide felt.
  2. 2-inch-wide soft elastic (enough to fit the waist of the wearer)
  3. White or black felt for poodle decoration.
  4. White or black rick rack trim.
  5. 1 Small black pom-pom.

When did poodle skirts go out of style?

The poodle skirt remains one of the most memorable symbols of 1950s America and is frequently worn as a novelty retro item, part of a nostalgic outfit. A similar design of these skirts became popular in the years 2009–2010. The skirts had been shortened but the newer designs retained the original waistband.

Why did people wear poodle skirts in the 50s?

Creation. The skirt originated in 1947 in the United States, designed by Juli Lynne Charlot. The idea for the skirt began as Charlot needed a last-minute Christmas skirt. With little money and little ability to sew, she made the seamless skirt herself out of felt.

How much does felt cost to make a poodle skirt?

We used Magenta. Poodle skirts are just big circles made into skirts! Similarly, it is asked, how much material do I need for a poodle skirt? 1–2 Yards of 72″ Wide Felt (1 yard for a small child up to 2 yards for a tall adult— see below for measurements) 2-inch Wide Soft Elastic. White or Black Felt for the Poodle.

How to make an easy poodle skirt?

Easy Peasy DIY Poodle Skirt Tutorial. Ok here we go: First, measure your little girl’s waist. Add 2 to 3 inches because it’s going to “wrap” or overlap. Then measure the length you want the skirt to be. Add a 1/4 inch for the hem you are going to sew. (*note* -if you are using felt, and want to make this even easier, don’t sew a thing!

How to make poodle skirts without sewing?

– Lay out the felt folded to measure and make sure you have enough fabric. – Unfold and measure the square 42×42 and cut to make the square. – Now, fold the 42×42 square into an 21×21 square. – Cut a curved line from opposite corners to cut off the open edge. This curve becomes the bottom edge of your skirt.

What type of fabric to use for a poodle skirt?

Inner Layer Crinoline Petticoat. A crinoline petticoat serves as the inner layer of the poodle skirt.

  • Skirt Layer. The skirt is the visible part of the skirt. Wool felt is the traditional fabric used to make the poodle skirt.
  • Poodle Applique. The applique is the final touch to the poodle skirt.
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