This feather tutu was a fun project. I will warn you that there is some handstitching involved….but I found that it holds better and the results make it well worth the hour or so to get it done.
(Learn from me. My original plan was to tack in on by machine every couple of inches….but it sagged in a lot of spots….so I ended up handstitching it on anyway.)
Here’s what you will need to make one yourself.
* White muslin-or any other broadcloth or cotton that you want to use for the underskirt
* 3 Feather Boas—these can get pricey–so take a friend and some coupons! (Liz used 2 boas for a size 3)
* Hand-quilting thread in white and a needle
* 1 inch non-roll elastic
Here’s how I made mine. Liz made hers a bit different which I will explain at the end.
(I did this by laying the skirt out on my kitchen counter, and putting in LOTS of pins to keep the boa secure. Then I could take it to the couch for my handstitching…and movie watching. It was Mansfield Park that night… a good ole Jane Austen classic