How to Make a Feather Boa Skirt

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Make your own feather skirt for a night on the town.
Make your own feather skirt for a night on the town. (Image: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)

You don't have to be Katy Perry to make a statement like she did when wearing a feather skirt to the MTV Europe Music Awards press conference. Feather skirts make a fun fashion statement. They can be worn by kids or adults and have been seen on several red carpets. With the Alice + Olivia Kae Leopard Print Feather Skirt retailing at $396, crafters have come up with an interesting way to mimic the look. All you need is an old skirt and a few feather boas from a local craft store, and you can make an inexpensive version that will look fabulous for a night on the town!

Things You'll Need

  • Skirt
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • 2 feather boas
  • Additional feather boas (optional)

Sew the end of one feather boa to the waistband of the skirt. Ideally, the skirt should be a little shorter than the final length you want the feather boa skirt to be. Your thread should match the color of the feather boas being used.

Let the boa hang, then fold it upward so the loop of the boa reaches the length you want.

Sew this section of the boa to your skirt.

Repeat this process, creating a zig zag or "s" pattern with the boa. Sew pieces close together so the skirt underneath is not visible. Continue adding additional boas until the skirt is covered.

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