The Disneyland Skirt Makes Its Debut
Friday was our first day of three that we spent in the Disneyland Park and my special Disneyland Skirt made its debut and boy was it a coming out party it was.
I had guests and cast members alike comment on it, and countless people (some asked, others didn’t) took my picture. A few questions asked were “Did you make it?” “How long did it take you?” “Are you on Etsy?” “Can I have it?”. While taking photos near the Tea Cups, I had a cast member who operated the Storybook Land Canal Boats come up to us who said “We think your skirt is epically epic, and we wanted to give you something.” and she presented me with a little clear plastic Cinderella shoe!
In the late morning, we decided we wanted to try to do the classic Mickey flower picture near the entrance, only to find the Disneyland Band, the Mad Hatter and Alice dancing with some guests. We turned around to leave, and heard the Mad Hatter calling out “You! YOU! Come back here!” I turned back to see him running toward me, and he grabbed my hand and brought me back over to the area and began dancing with me. When I began my purse was flying all over, and as I broke away to leave it on the bricks, he took it from me and gave it to Alice for her to hold, who pouted for awhile, but as you can see in the pictures she began digging though it!
Around lunchtime we met with my cousin, Matt, who used to work at the park. We sat down to a lovely lunch at the new Jolly Holiday Bakery & Cafe, inspired by the classic film Mary Poppins. The restaurant has many adorable Mary Poppins details, including a weathervane shaped like Marry Poppins, penguin stained glass windows and silhouettes of characters. It was wonderful chit-chatting more with Matt, who shared funny stories about his time at Disneyland. I hope to see more of him again if we return in November.
During the day, one of the Disneyland photographers approached me. She enjoyed my skirt so much and took loads of photos which we viewed and purchased later that evening at the Kodak shop along Main Street.
We also did my new favorite activity – having our silhouettes made! We once again sat down with Bonnie, a cast member who has been doing silhouettes for nearly 40 years. She does fantastic work, and is done within a minute!
As evening came, it got cold, and I changed into a pair of pants I brought with me – so remember gals, if you are planning on dressing fancy, be sure to bring a change of clothes, just in case!
More photos to come! Stay tuned!
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26 comments on “The Disneyland Skirt Makes Its Debut”
Absolutely LOVE how the skirt turned out and you both look like you had a really fun time! Thank you for sharing with us xo
Your gorgeous skirt is an attraction in itself 🙂
Hurrah for sun and fun!
Your skirt is fabulous!
This looks like so much fun! Your skirt is amazing and it’s no wonder the Disneyland people were so infatuated with it. LOVE the Mad Hatter and Alice moment!
Those silhouettes are gorgeous. There’s a Disneyland in Hong Kong which I wasn’t too sure about visiting but I think you might’ve inspired me to! 🙂
Yes, I would for sure go to the Hong Kong park, they just opened Toy Story Land there.
Oh my goodness–that skirt is amazing! 🙂 How fun that you got so much attention sporting it around Disneyland. I have to admit, I always loved dressing up when we’d go to one of the Disney parks in Orlando because I always felt a bit more part of the park fun and not just a tourist. hehe!
We were in the park last weekend too and enjoyed watching you! We watched several cast members approach you and take pictures. How fun for you! I said to my husband, “ok, she may have me beat as the biggest Disney fan!”. It was the first trip for our youngest two kiddos so we were wore out by Sunday!
Oh, yes, were you the the gal who was with us near the Tomorrowland entrance, waiting for the park to open?
Your skirt is gorgeous, no wonder it got so much attention! Your Disneyland day looks like so much fun!
I’m so happy your skirt generated so much attention! Do you have a photo of the shoe you were given? The Mad Hatter and Alice moment sounds (and looks!) like so much fun!
Yeah, I forgot to take a picture of me with the shoe while we were at the park, but I will pop over and post in on Facebook! 🙂
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OMG, I just stumbled upon your blog and as a fellow Disneyland fanatic I had to tell you I LOVE your skirt!!! So wonderful!
Do you happen to have a tutorial on how to make a skirt like that?? I mean it’s beautiful, and obviously loads of fun! I’d like to make something like that for myself and theme it..
Are you interested in just knowing how to make the skirt itself? Or are you interested in the painting process as well?
Just the skirt.. 🙂 I have an applique in mind for mine 🙂
It’s a little complicated to explain. I suppose I could do a tutorial in the near future. However, I think that you could find one already on the internet by typing in “circle skirt tutorial”. A lot of it is simply circle math.
I ,personally, thought this tutorial was a great one. It has a printable PDF & seems pretty easy to understand even for a beginner like me! 🙂
Hope it helps!
Thank you whoamamaj!! I’m just excited to try something new. I’m new to sewing as well, but always willing to try something new!! lol
i feel more people in the world should be wearing more disney inspired clothing. that skirt is amazing.
I’m so “vintage”~~~ I worked at D-Land in the late 50’s,early 60’s.
Oh, how I wish I could have seen some young women, like yourself, dress as you did ! You looked absolutely wonderful and your smile says it all !
Congrats, you rocked it !
Oh my goodness, could you be any cuter! I love the polka dot top and red sweater with the ensemble and the Mickey Mouse ears complete the outfit. However, the smile on your beautiful face is what really does it for me! Thanks for sharing pictures from what looks like a fun day all around.
This is just darling!
Are you selling these skirts custom? 🙂
Hi Rachelle, no, I am not. They take way too much time for me to do that. Sorry.