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Feather skirt

Added Oct 10, 2011

by ThomasLeeDes...

Olcott, New York...






Made useing both boas,ostrich feathers and gathers of rooster/chicken/duck feathers in layers helped to create this beauitful skirt!
The feathers are all died black (at the company where I purchased them, not by myself) so I had to steam them a little first to be sure that the die would not run.
This design was made just for this photoshoot, but has become a popular design for custom orders on my etsy.com page!! It’s not hard to make, you just need to have the patience to work slowly with these feathers. The boasa can be hard ot use beacuse they aren’t easy to sew over or threw, so I prefered to gather most of the feathers myself using hte boas along hte base as a weight distrubution for hte skirt so it has more movement when you walk.
For the lining I made a silk skirt slip in gold, and it has a fine very thin golden waistband for fun, but usually I’d have made the slip & waist band/zipper to match the skirts/feathers colors so it blends in better, but for the photogrpah it wasn’t an issue.

The main photo is taken along the water front in buffalo NY. By the wounderful photograph luke copping. Check out his website for other works he does! They are great!!! www.lukecopping.com
The modle is Shannon Kramp, a friend of mine who rocked this feather skirt for the photoshoot!!
The other photos are from a fashion show in Olcott NY, taken by Mfotography.co (another great photographer! Check his site out as well!) and the modle is Kayte Dies for the fashion show pictures!
In the fashion show pictures you cna see the gold waist band more than the photoshoot.

This skirt took me around a week to make when working steadly on it, as it was my first time creating somthing of this sort. It might take longer depending on your speed you sew at, and the sort of machine/feathers you choose to work with.

Material Notes

feathers,satin,ostrich feathers,rooster feathers,chicken feathers,duck feathers




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Punk, Rock, Romantic
Other, Satin


Luke Copping

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    Nov 4, 2011, 02.25 PMby mepaula

    Awesomeness to the 10th power!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 01.10 AMby Timea Schmidt

    I love this skirt!!! Well done!

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      Oct 11, 2011, 03.31 AMby ThomasLeeDesigns

      Thank you! It’s alot of fun to make!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 10.50 PMby ilksen bahşi

    I like dress. Because , dress look likes funny and happy birds. Congratulations

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