Are you looking for the perfect finishing touch for your prom outfit? Well, luckily, we have a stylish solution for you! The use of feathers in the fashion industry has been around for decades. Their light and airy texture adds an element of whimsy and fun to any look! Ostrich feathers, in particular, have recently resurfaced on runways and red carpets everywhere. And, with prom season upon us, what better way to incorporate them into your wardrobe than with your accessories? This blog post will show you two ways to step out in style by transforming a pair of heels and a clutch using Mood Fabrics’ opulent ostrich feather trim!
1. Ostrich Feather Heels:
- First, make sure you are working on a clean surface. Then, use a dry cloth to lightly dust away any dirt or debris on the surface of your shoes.
- Measure the length of the shoe across the toe strap.
- Cut one long strip of your feather trim three times the length of your toe strap.
- Run a long continuous bead of hot glue along the ribbon of your trim.
- Fold and glue the trim creating one piece the size of the toe strap. The three layers should make it fluffy and full!
- Glue along the ribbon of the trim and stick it to the inside of the toe strap on the edge closet to the toe.
- Gently move the feathers out of the way and run a small bead of glue along the top edge of the strap. Press the feathers forward and hold them in place for a minute. You can use binding clips to hold the feathers down as well. This will help the feathers to fall forward over the toe.
- Trim the excess edges of the feathers to prevent stepping on them, and you’re done!
2. Ostrich Feathered Clutch:
- As working with the shoes, you want to ensure your surface area is clean and debris-free.
- Measure the length across the front of the clutch and cut a strip of the feathered tape to this measurement.
- Apply a bead of glue along the ribbon tape of the feather trim and firmly press it along the front of the bag. Begin at the bottom of the clutch and work your way up.
- Continue layering your feathers along the front until you have reached your desired fullness. For example, I layered my bag with four layers about 1″ apart.
- Repeat this process on the back side of the clutch.
- For the very last row at the top of the clutch, I cut away the ribbon and placed the feathers right at the opening edge.
- Lastly, I used a decorative trim to cover the unfinished edge. That’s it, and you’re done!