Monday, September 19, 2011

How to Make a Feather Skirt – Easy and Inexpensive

Today feathers are in and you can see it all over the fashion world. The thing is that a lot of the stuff that’s done real nice is also real expensive. So here you go with one great way to get into the feather fashion without needing to empty out your bank account. Feather skirts like the one that I am going to explain how to make can cost as much as two hundred dollars or more in stores and to make it yourself will cost less than fifty. What you are going to need is three or four feather boas, a skirt, five to eight peacock feathers, needle and thread, a pair of scissors and some material to use as a lining for the skirt.

What you need to do is just attach the boa, at one end, to the skirt about two or three inches down from the waist to leave a waist band. Then letting the boa hang down just about two inches below the bottom of the skirt attach it from the middle at the same height as the end just close enough so that you don’t see the skirt underneath. Continue this around the skirt attaching the boa in a zigzag around the skirt. At first attach the boas at the top of the skirt and when you have the skirt completely covered then put stitches down the boa to attach it to the skirt. Now attach the peacock feathers to the skirt using one stitch per feather and then put in the lining to cover up all the stitches on the inside of the skirt. Your skirt is just about done if you would like to thin it down on the top you can do so by either adding more stitches or selectively trimming with a pair of scissors.

Enjoy your new skirt!

For a more visual description of this DIY project check out the link below
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