Monday, June 3, 2013

Feather Skirt

We have an amazing new feather-covered fabric in the store.  Soft pink feathers are sewn to a floaty net ground, with bits of silky fringe interspersed between for even more visual texture.

Treadlette Rebecca has made a truly wonderful garment in this unique fabric: a smooth, straight skirt that makes the sewing simple and shows off the feathers to best advantage. She added a plain silk waistband to keep the waistline trim.  She used McCall's pattern 6608, though any simple skirt pattern would work.

Sewing feathered fabrics might seem tricky, but one bonus is that they don't require hemming!  Simply trim the net ground (it won't fray!) and let the feathers hang over the cut edge for a soft finish.

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