Friday, 18 January 2013

DIY Feather Skirt Dress

Hey guys

I haven't posted in such a long time and I can only apologise for this.  I have been caught up in Christmas / New Year excitement and am also very lucky to be getting married in just a few months so all the planning of that has also kept me on my toes.

One of the tasks that I have been undertaking is making myself a Hen Party outfit!  I decided that I absolutely love dresses with the feather skirt bottom and really wanted a white one so I felt like a bride!  After a bit of research I found that I wasn't going to get one for less than approximately £150.00 so at that point I decided why not make one myself!

The route I have actually taken is to use a short white bandage bodycon skirt to feather and then I am going to use a long lace vest with boob tube underneath to tuck into the skirt so that it looks like a dress.  My inspiration is this:-

mcberry feather skirt dress lace diy

These have been worn by the likes of Emma Watson and both Lucy Mecklenburgh and Billi Mucklow from the TV series The Only Way is Essex aka TOWIE.

I have used 4 feather boas and starting at the bottom of the left hand side zig-zagged or laid out the boas in an S shape to cover the skirt.  So far I have been sewing these in place just at the top and the bottom of the skirt.  I shall then go along the boa and sew throughout the skirt to keep in place so that the skirt does not become exposed underneath.

NB:  Try not to sew too much of the skirt to the boa as you may drastically change the size of the skirt and make it not fit! I bought a skirt which was one size to big and stretchy to hopefully combat this potential issue.  Make sure you allow for give in the skirt and that it will still stretch to put it on.

This is what I have so far:-

feather skirt dress lace diy white boa

I will provide you with an update once this task is complete and I hope you like the finished product! :0)

Have any of you made your own DIY feather skirts or dresses?  I would love to hear from you in the comments below or maybe give me a link to your blog posts about it.

Thanks for reading.

Robin Sparkles


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