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 🙂
Larri @ Seams Inspired says
Thanks so much for sharing! It’s gorgeous. I’m thinking of making one for LittleGirl for a wedding we’re attending this Fall. Happy Wednesday! ☺
OMG! I love it and so would my daughter… This is so pretty and fun. I think I might have to make one for myself…
Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com
liZ evans says
A chicken coop? My house looked like a feather factory (or a slaughter house as Jon said) but it was worth the mess. I love how they turned out and Grace LOVES wearing hers.
Alida L. says
I LOVE this tutorial! I think it will come in handy…seeing as I have 3 girls!
Bee Creative says
I LOVE it!!!! 😀
It is sooo cute!!!! MY little minchkins will love it 😀
Very cute! How do you wash it?
This is adorable! I have no idea where my daughter can wear a feathered skirt, but she needs one.
PS my word verification is fuzzeduc which I read at first as fuzzy duck, appropriate for the post I think.
Oh my goodness! I am dying over here. I just love your outfits. So cute, so creative! I hope u win.
Brianne Martelli says
I love this!! Is there anywhere we can see Liz’s dress??
I made this skirt for my daughter’s Daisy Duck costume. It’s perfect! Super easy, but high impact. Love!