Last week, I saw this AMAZING feather sweater from Anthropologie.
Photo from Anthro website.
The price? Hm, not so much in my budget.
So I decided to take my thrifty self to Goodwill to get a cute sweater, $4.00.
I also picked up some feathers from Michaels (3 bags, $3 each)...not bad!
Oh, and a $0.29 piece of tan felt.
Next, cut two strips of felt (about 1/2in thick and about 5in long, I eyeballed).
Then, get sewing! I just did a quick stitch to align the feathers the way I wanted them on the felt. You will run this through the machine to get them on there good and tight. I suppose you could use glue but, for the sake of quality, I sewed., like so:
The back will look something like this:
Doesn't have to be perfect!
Then, run 'em through the machine.
They will look something like this:
Now, fold each piece in half to find the center point and pin to your sweater.
Hand stitch the felt/feather piece to the shoulders of your sweater and VOILA!
Totalling in around $15.00 it's a great way to get the expensive look without spending too much!
I am going to wear this beast as soon as the weather chills a bit with some black cigarette pants and sparkely shoes.