Dolce & Gabbana D&G Ostrich Feather Skirt DIY

Dolce & Gabbana feather skirts runway  DIY

Oh the D&G Winter 2012 runway show was so bright and cheery and FUN!
I loved their adorable AND UBER FLUFFY ostrich feather skirts in every color of the rainbow …and of course I couldn’t help but see them as potential DIYs!Just like my feather skirt DIY, if you have nice thick boas and carefully stitch them close together, hiding any material below, you can achieve this look the same DIY tutorial. You can even DIY it to a dress just as simply!

My Original Feather Skirt DIY… {with larger feathers}

DIY Feather Skirt

DIY Feather Skirt

* Click Here for my Full Feather Skirt DIY

And see these little thumbnails larger…

OBVIOUSLY, make adjustments as to recreate the D&G version by stitching your feathers closer to the top of your skirt {or wearing a t-shirt over the waist band as I have above}. You want the feathers to begin at your hips, take that into consideration if your skirt is high-waisted. If you’d rather not zig-zag your feathers {though it still may be the best and easiest application giving you the fluffiest results & using your boas is the most efficient way}, you can stitch them around the body of your skirt or dress but I suggest wearing it or using a dress form and pinning it on or stitching it on while the material is at its capacity. You’ll get a better overall look.

Dolce and Gabbana feather skirt diy

*Note: the cost of ostrich feather boas are a bit pricier than the others …but still less than buying ostrich feather trim {and trim isn’t as fluffy}. I’ve found them for anywhere between $15.99 – $34.99 but the really thin {economy 1ply} ones just won’t do the trick. The best are the 6 foot long, 2ply for $30 or 4ply for $40 each …however, even if you need 2 of them, the cost will be considerably lower than the D&G version {if they’re even available for sale} …though it won’t have the D&G label – – It will have yours instead 😉

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here
* Find my Feather Skirt DIY here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Fashion Agony

    February 27, 2011 |

    Always inspired by your DIYs, you’re so creative! 🙂


  • Just Silvia D

    February 27, 2011 |

    I really love yous DIY’s, but find this paticularly difficult. Anyway, here there’s a spanish brand that this season has ostrich feather skirts in pastel colours. It’s called Sfera. I think the skirts cost about 40 euros, so i’m skipping all that work and for a few euros more i’ll try to get one of them.

  • Embodying Fashion

    February 27, 2011 |

    wow, what an amazing idea and I love your black ostrich feather skirt.

  • Katie

    February 27, 2011 |

    Oh my goodnesss I am in feather heaven!!!!!!

  • LiLi

    February 27, 2011 |

    Wow, that’s a great idea, I’m inspired! And that says a lot, as I don’t even like feathers in clothing that much, haha. For myself, that is – it looks fantastic on you. So much even, that I like feathers a little bit more now 🙂

  • Melody

    February 27, 2011 |

    I love the D&G Ostrich skirts! I did your feather diy.. I’m dying to wear it I just need to find somewhere to go lol

  • Jody

    February 27, 2011 |

    This is one of my favs! Love feathers. Thanks for the DIY instructions too.

  • Marisa

    February 27, 2011 |

    That feather skirt is my absolute fav DIY of yours. Love it!

  • Jenna

    February 27, 2011 |

    I did your original feather skirt DIY. It was pretty easy and so cute! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful inspiration! 🙂

  • Mruna Mistry

    February 27, 2011 |

    I’ve been wanting a feather skirt for sooo long! I had completely forgotten that you had a DIY for it…That skirt of yours is awesome! Thanks a lot!! 😀

  • Jess

    February 27, 2011 |

    Oh my gosh – that black one is gorgeous! So fun, but chic at the same time. Love it.


  • fashion urbia

    February 27, 2011 |

    just came across your blog and I have not had a chance to look at your other creations but just from the looks of this one I am in awe of your talents.

  • Natasha xoxo

    February 28, 2011 |

    Wow! They look great on the models, but I don’t think I can pull the feather look 😉

    <3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

  • Alex

    February 28, 2011 |

    That D&G skirt is to die for. Totally on the top of my must re-create list

  • Anonymous

    December 9, 2011 |

    For a good source of ostrich trims and boas for ostrich skirts, you can go to this website

    best quality and good prices too

  • Anonymous

    February 5, 2012 |

    Just came across your blog, lovely work! Please where can i get ostrich feather boa from? and how many meters would be enough for a skirt like yours?

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