It was a fabulous trip. Like I said in my post from last week, In June I decided to make an outfit for each day we were going to be in the parks. My plans changed and morphed over time depending on what fabrics I found and how I decide to change how I was going to use them.
This polka dot fabric was the very first fabric I bought and I knew I was going to make a circle skirt and the outfit would be reminiscent of Minnie Mouse with a fifties sort of look.
The top is a wrap top designed by Gretchen Hirsch for Butterick. Pattern Number 6285 I love the top. I wish it were slightly longer but I can arrange the ties to cover more so it works out ok. Tasha did a blog post about how she lengthened the top and I wish i would have listened to her before I made it.
The fabric for the skirt was pretty inexpensive from Fabric.com and it looks pretty good but it has a very loose weave and so it gets looser and stretched out as the day goes by. It fits me after washing but by the end of the day it is slipping down and hanging pretty low. You definitely get what you pay for.
This gold C3P0 was a spur of the moment decision and wasn’t on the original list. But one day I was wandering the aisles of Joan Fabrics and this gold sequin fabric popped out at me. I carried it to the aisle where the jerseys and stretch fabrics live and came across that gold stretch fabric so I bought some of each as well as some shiny gold satin for lining, pockets and a waist band.
The pattern I used for the t shirt has become my go to pattern for t shirts since I made this one. It is Simplicity 8376 from their pattern/hacking series.
The fabric for that shirt was a big pain to sew. It has some kind of rubbery coating which makes it hard for a needle to puncture so I didn’t even hem the sleeves or the bottom and it’s working just fine.
This blue outfit is a whole story. Let’s start with the skirt. Back in November I made a dress for Maggie for her semester end singing final that I can’t remember the actual name for. I used the Vogue pattern number V1633 because we loved the comfort or it and the sleeves. But when she tried it on there needed to be plenty of adjustments because I made the mistake of not measuring the pattern pieces. She also didn’t like how narrow the skirt was and wanted a circle skirt. So this is the dress we ended up with after the fixes.
To get to that I just chopped off the skirt because we needed to shorten the bodice anyway. So, I just took that skirt and added a waist band and a zipper and voila! skirt for me….that doesn’t fit exactly right.
Now that jacket was also a kind of work on progress in my mind. I originally bought that ombre sequin fabric to make cigarette pants to go under a shirt dress I was planning with a big skirt to make a sort of fifties style hostess set. But I hate wearing pants because I find them uncomfortable. I have never successfully made myself comfortable pants either – not even pajama pants. So, that fabric was just hanging around until I saw the new Frozen movie and saw Elsa’s costume and a little idea came into my brain. I already had the pattern which was Simplicity 8648 that I was going to use for something else but it worked for what I had in mind.
This was my least favorite outfit of the week even though I got a ton of compliments on it. The sleeves were too long. The skirt kept slipping around and I prefer a fuller skirt. On the other hand, I can see myself wearing this duster in the spring with leggings and a t shirt after I shorten the sleeves. Or, I may just give it away.
Here’s another circle skirt and tshirt. This one was very fun to wear. I took the sleeve pattern from Vogue 1633 and combined it with the t shirt pattern to get this super fun thing. I did put the tshirt sleeves inside the sequin sleeves to keep it comfy and not have the sequins rubbing me under the arm all day.
You can’t see it in this photo but I used the red fabric for the cuffs on the sleeves .
My Epcot dress was super comfy. The Spaceship Earth fabric came from Spoonflower and the blouse fabric is cotton from Joann Fabrics. The pattern is McCall’s 7184. I just cut a straight XL in both the top and skirt and it feels good. Daisy Duck loved it too.
If I have to pick a favorite it might be this one. That hot pink organza with the sparkly silver Minnie heads sat on my shelf for a while. I knew I wanted it to be a sort of tutu over another skirt but I had to find the perfect skirt fabric to go under it. Every bit of this outfit came from JoAnn Fabrics and in the end I just gathered the organza and hand stitched it onto a piece of grosgrain ribbon.
I didn’t make the cardigan but it worked perfectly.
We flew home on Christmas eve and so on that last day in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge I put on my special Christmas Dress. this fabric was found at Beetle and Fred while I was there for my class with Gretchen Hirsch in September and I made Butterick 6284.
I needed to make very few adjustments to this pattern and I love this dress so much. I think I need another one in a more year round fabric. I did need to shorten the sleeves because the fabric is directional and only 45 inches wide but I’m happy with the sleeve length I ended up with.
All of these dresses and skirts that could be worn with a crinoline were worn with my Samantha crinoline from Malcomodes. It’s my favorite petticoat I’ve ever bought.