We had a great time at Fall Dapper Day at Disneyland! It was lovely to see so many lovely vintage inspired outfits and Disneybounds! We went for several days but Friday had the most people dressed up as it was the official main day.

I wanted something cute and easy to make for me and the twins so I decided to make “poodle” skirts with Disney themed designs. For me, I decided to do Beauty and the Beast, one of my all-time favorites. I love tea cups, so I thought it would be fun to do a Mrs. Potts, Chip and the other tea cups design. I wore this with my Beauty and the Beast bell jar necklace, the white Colette Patterns Jasmine shirt I made and Bass oxford shoes.

I let the twins pick out what color skirt and design they wanted for their poodle skirt outfits. They requested a yellow Finding Nemo skirt and a pink Rapunzel skirt.

For all our skirts, I used a felt Poodle skirt pattern for the skirts and cut the designs out of felt and applied them to the skirt with fabric glue. The Rapunzel and Nemo patches I bought off Etsy to save me overall crafting time. I made the Mrs. Potts and teacup felt appliqués myself. The girls loved their skirts with their favorite characters on them. I’ll probably do a tutorial video later so stay tuned for that!

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In the meantime here’s some photos from our days! Sorry, I didn’t take many pictures that weekend of other peoples’ awesome Dapper outfits…! I should have! So many awesome outfits!


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Here’s a video Michelle did about our trip:

My second outfit for another day was one of the Mary Blair dresses from PinupGirl Boutique! I’d been admiring this print for a long time and really enjoyed wearing it. I got the fascinator in downtown Los Angeles Santee Alley. The cardigan from Target and the shoes from Re-Mix Vintage.



My goal recently was to create a vintage inspired (40’s/50’s) capsule wardrobe. (Clothes that mix and match with each other.)

I’ve already posted about the first set I made for this, Vogue 8789, so here’s the rest of my capsule! I have to say that in particular, I love the Hollyburn pink skirt. It was easy to make and super comfortable, though I’m pretty happy with all of these items. I can tell that I’ll be wearing them a lot and reusing some of these patterns in other fabrics and colors! It feels great to sew towards having a more workable wardrobe. These items fit me better and are the colors and styles I want more than most stuff I would find in the store.




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Lately I’ve been intrigued with the idea of making coordinating clothing or a capsule wardrobe! I loved Lucky Lucille’s post about 50’s inspired capsule or traveling wardrobes and I decided to make one of my own.

I had a beautiful cherry check fabric in my stash and the sewing pattern Vogue 8789. I decided to split it into a skirt and a shirt so that I could wear them mix and match as the start of my capsule wardrobe! That made my capsule colors white, red and pink, basically.  I know most people would choose a navy or a black as a neutral, but I’m a little crazy so hot pink is my neutral.

The main change I made to the pattern was simply to make the bodice a lot longer and add a waistband to the skirt. This pattern went together very quickly and easily. It’s cute and it’s comfy to wear and so I highly recommend it! It would have been even faster if I had just done it up as a dress. In the studio photos shown below I’m wearing the dress with my vintage pink flower hat, beloved pink Fluevogs, Malco Modes Samantha petticoat and a cherry pin from SummerBlueJewelry!

I also made up Gertie’s Butterick 6217 shirt pattern in a white embroidered cotton and made the Hollyburn skirt pattern up in pink so that they all would coordinate together with my cherry check items. I’ll post about those two later. (And most of these go pretty cute with my Levi’s red capri jeans, too!)


Pinup Parade 2014 at Disneyland with Pinup Girl Clothing!

I bought a beautiful Aurora Castle Print dress from Pinup Girl Clothing a few months ago. Since we recently got annual passes to Disneyland I wasn’t going to miss the Pinup Parade event at the park this week! It’s a twice annual event. I really love vintage and retro style so it was a real treat to enjoy the park with lots of other folks in lovely outfits. On top of the fun pinup style a lot of people also combine it with “Disney Bounding” which is when you do a fun outfit inspired by a Disney character.

I decided to take my Aurora dress and do a Sleeping Beauty inspired coordinate/DisneyBound. (Make it blue!) It was an obvious but fun choice for me especially since Disneyland’s castle is Sleeping Beauty’s. I added a gold necklace a Baby, The Stars Shine Bright tiara and the Sleeping Beauty gold book pin I got from the Reagan Library Disney exhibit and wore them with my Leifsdottir sweater. I loved little girls’ reactions to my dress especially. This dress is really perfect. I can feel like Disney princess in the parks as an adult without having to wear a costume.  Magical! So many park attendees were curious about the fashion and complimentary. Just good feelings all around!

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It was awesome to meet the Pinup Girl staff and fans! alishaakay as an amazing pinup-style Gaston!

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With the super adorable missrockabillyruby as Mickey Mouse!

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and the glamorous michelinepitt as the Horned King!


Group pic of Pinup Parade attendees from PUG’s twitter from cupcakekillah! Look at all those pretty ladies!  You can find more pics from the day on instagram #disneyboundpug tag.


My twin babies picked out their own dresses for the day which happened to be two blue princess dresses, so we looked pretty cute matching together!

Twin mom life!


Both baby AND mommy can have a pretty dress. One of the nice things about this dress is that it really was comfortable and practical for a day at the park with my family, not just for dress up pictures.


Miss J loved Cinderella.


Miss J hugging all the princesses!


My family 🙂


Looking forward to the next fun dress up day at Disneyland!