The traditional poodle skirt is made from a large circle of felt with a hole cut in the middle. This design reduces bulk at the waistline and eliminates the need for side seams. It is a simple skirt to make and does not require a pattern. MarthaStewart.com provides a video for making the poodle skirt without a pattern.
Juli Lynne Charlot designed the first poodle skirt in the 1950s. The popular poodle appliqués are sometimes substituted with other images, including flowers, flamingos and cars.Learn more about Sewing