It's almost time…!Disney's Dapper Day? It's a stupendous day of dressing up in your finest at Disney and enjoying the park with others that are equally dressed to the nines. There are some special activities in the park as well as events afterwards like a jazz evening at the Grand Floridian. I'll be attending at Walt Disney World this weekend with my friend Andi.
Guys, I can hardly contain myself. This is a magical combination of things I hold very dear - Disney and vintage! Can you just imagine walking down main street, dressed in your vintage best? It gives me tingles! I've been busily sewing dresses for the two of us, and thought I would give you a peek today!
Dapper for Me
I'm making Butterick 8408 for me, a pattern from 1958. My dress will be almost identical to the one on the right. Look at those bows! I also love that the pattern says "Magic to Make" at the bottom right. BECAUSE I'LL BE WEARING IT AT THE MOST MAGICAL PLACE ON EARTH!
I decided on linen for my fabric. I know it wrinkles terribly, but I love sewing with it and it's so comfortable to wear. I choose a deep red, and it looks lovely.
Dapper for Andi
Andi told me that she wanted me to sew her The Marfa dress, which was one of the dresses I designed in my pattern making class. I was so honored that she picked one of my designs! That's a good friend. It has six darts at the neckline, cap sleeves, and a full skirt.
|Me in The Marfa Dress|
We started our designs in class with slopers we purchased (see more about the process I used for buying a sloper), so I took Andi's measurements and ordered her a custom one. We fit that, and then I did the design work to make it a Marfa.
For her fabric, I'm using the same textured rayon I used for mine, this time in a royal blue.