Behind the Seams of Re:Fashion, Season 2: Fancy With Feathers!

Rob & Marcy Harriell, Handmade Vest, Feathered Cap & dress

If you didn't catch yesterday's Sunday Sewcial, check it out, cuz THIS THE PAYOFF.
(He. Made. That.)

Rob & Marcy Harriell, Handmade Vest, Feathered Cap & dress

And this is us in our naturally silly state after we try to be all fashion model-like.

Feathered floral dress

Hey y'all! Welcome to our photoshoot for episode 2 of Re:Fashion Series 2, in which I get crazy with feathers! I'll be honest with you, I decided to tackle this look because I've had a burning desire to get it right ever since trying it out in...oh, let's see...

Feathered floral dress

HOLY COW NOVEMBER OF 2012! YOWZA! Almost 7 years ago, back when I was with the Mood Sewing Network (and back when I wrote my blog posts ee cummings style), I thought it would be super cool to make a body con skirt out of feather trim. Here's the link to that post (you've been warned regarding Proper Capitalization).

Feather trim

When stomping 'round the garment district, I'm often asked where to buy feathered fabric. This happens more often than you would think. I suppose I come off as the kind of chick who would know this information, which pleases me. The answer (which is much the same as the answer to "where do you buy pretty bias trim") is: you make your own!! The how of it is detailed in the episode, and if you're looking to nab some feathers of your own to give it a go, these are the ones I used

The 2012 skirt wasn't a fully bad idea, but it had its problems--for example, sitting was not an option. In this jammy, sitting is no problem.

Feathered floral dress

Walking is another story. As usual in my sewing journey, I run into problems and figure out solutions as I go. Just, on camera this time. The end result is: the only walk you get in this garment is a wiggle. Which is just fine, when you have this guy on your arm helping you teeter down the street...

The handmade Harriells

This dress in its natural state ended just short of where the feathers begin, and oh, the back...let's just say it didn't leave much to the imagination. You can, of course, get your Sewing TV fix and see the A to Z Re:Fashion on Bluprint. This is one of my favorite episodes, it's a great way to add drama (and length) to almost any garment--and of course, we do fun things to Rob. Naturally. 

Feathered floral dress

It's a short post today, as I'm typing this from my lunch break on a shoot in downtown Boston. This summer has been a flurry of work, which is honestly unusual for the business! 

Re:Fashion 2 is live on Bluprint, as you prolly know from my yammering. If you're in need of a summer sewing fix, and fancy some feathers, catch episode 2! 


  1. Fabulous! I love how you used the feathers. (I would be terrified to try this) Your posts are so fun to read. And this particular post with both of you, very elegant and flirty!

    1. Oh they're really SO easy! You just have to be patient with them & use the right tools. I'm planning on doing a YT video of this soon!

      And thanks for the couple love...dressing up together is one of my favorite things in life :))


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