Fabulous Feather Skirt Extender DIY and Giveaway

Monday, March 17, 2014

We're back with another fabulous DIY project that will solve one of the most frustrating problems a modest fashionista can face: When you fall in love with that dress or skirt that's just a few inches too short and you refuse to double-skirt, or add that dreaded ribbon to the bottom!

The seed for this idea was planted a few years ago when my friend Sarah Lasry of the Patchke Princess asked me if I wanted to go into business making skirt extenders with her. We bought fabric swatches and went down to the factory to discuss making the prototypes but we were faced with all kinds of technical issues. How long should we make the extenders? What material would we use? What styles would work for everyone? Unfortunately, with all of these dilemmas, the idea never took off.

After lying dormant in my brain for a few years, the idea sprouted to life when I purchase this gorgeous dress from Finale Boutique in Lakewood. But it was just slightly too short for my personal standards.

As someone who uses her resourcefulness in finding the easiest way out of a dilemma, I decided that the Spanx slip sitting in my drawer would make the perfect base for a skirt extender simply because its fitted seamlessness could be adjusted to sit at any length….low or high waisted…depending on the specifics of the dress or skirt it was extending.

 Then I thought about what I'd like hanging out from under the skirt; something that wouldn't look too homemade or added-on, and something that would add an element of glam to any dress, I decided that the answer, of course, was a feather boa.

 So after simply gluing the boa onto the top of the slip (I turned the slip upside down because I wanted the narrowest part to be at the bottom for a more seamless fitted look), I slid it under my dress and voila...I not only solved an annoying fashion problems, but also created a brand new, even more glamorous dress!

Photography by Chana Blumes Photography

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Until next time,



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  1. Awesome solution! I'd also use this fashionable idea even for things that aren't "length/modesty challenged"!!

  2. I can see Dita Von Teese liking this idea!

    Krissie x - http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

  3. Gosh you are so pretty, Sharon! WOOO! And that feathered skirt, like a piece of poetry. It surprises and makes you smile.

    It is so good to see you! Thank you for coming by, and yes, rejoice at the small wonders of creation. I hope to soon, as soon as it stops snowing!

    Happy day, gorgeous! Anita

  4. You are too sassy !! I love your style and how you make everything look so fun and effortless! Great give away as well!

  5. Sharon your dress is perfection with the feathered extender! It is not contrived in the least (as some of these DIY solutions are) Fabulous!

    The Arts by Karena

  6. You look amazing!!! great idea!!!
    Have a nice day!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  7. sorry - this is just too cheesy for an adult to wear.

  8. Nice giveaway! Not entering but wanted to stop by! Everything here looks really great! Hope your week is fabulous!!

  9. so pretty.love your skirt
    you look so chic
    keep intouch

  10. You look amazing Sharon!!!!
    The skirt is so chic and cool!!!!
    Hope you had a fabulous day!!!!!

  11. You look stunning doll, love the feathers added to the bottom, looks gorgeous xx

  12. Amazing dress!

  13. THis is kind of amazing idea! And you look as lovely as always Sharon :)