I lengthened this skirt by replacing the small waistband with a wider. As nice as this skirt looks, the fabric is a pain to work. Cutting and sewing the quills of the feathers have blunted my scissors and machine needle, the needle is cheap to replace, the scissors hmmm, Oh and did I mention the mess that is generated when cutting the fabric. Although I have wiped clean all the surfaces in an attempt to get rid of the bits of feathers, I am still finding bits which have floated off and settled in odd places.
That said I have never worked with this type of material and I have enjoy the process of working out how to get the best finish from the feathered fabric. The main thing is both mother and daughter are pleased with the result. Job Done