Step 1: Start with a plain dress. You can do a shift dress or a bodycon dress — both would look great! Try it on and measure how many inches of feather trim you’d like. I did about 7 inches. Mark with a pin.
Step 2. You’ll want to do your trim in sections, especially if your dress needs to stretch. I did five rows of trim across the front, and then ten separate strips on the back of the dress (five on each side of the dress slit…if your dress doesn’t have a slit, you can do five strips across, identical to the front of the dress).
Step 3. Cut your measured strips and pin each end to the dress. Then do a zigzag stitch across the entire strip, attaching it to the dress. The boa’s feathers were attached to a thin rope, so I combed all the feathers down and zigzagged directly across the rope.
Start at the hem of the dress and work your way up, slightly overlapping them so you don’t see any dress peeking through the gaps between each layer of feathers. Repeat on the back until you have as many feather layers as desired.
And you’re done!
If I wasn’t pregnant, I probably would have done the feathers all the way up to my natural waist for a completely feather skirt…play around with it before you sew and decide how much or little you want to do to make your skirt completely custom!
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Awww!!! You look like so Christmasy in this gorgeous outfit, so elegant and feminine!
It adds just a real festive flair to the dress. Hope you have the best day ever!
how cute is that dress on you?! You look fabulous pretty lady!
So cute! I love how it peeks out from below your jacket, too. 🙂
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Beautiful. Where are the actual shoes from? I love the front bow
Following for response. I’d love to know where you bought those shoes too. 🙂
They’re from TJMaxx like four years ago…I haven’t ever been able to find them online anywhere. I’m so sorry!
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I can’t wait to hear about everything that you have planned for your special day & any extra details you might have! I look forward to hearing from you & i’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Make sure to check your spam folder in case my email decides to take a detour!