|E & J waiting to go on the Finding Nemo ride at Disneyland|
We recently took a trip to Disneyland for three days and I wanted to dress the girls in matching Disney attire. After searching around the internet I realized that I didn't want to pay what people were asking for the personalized homemade outfits (that honestly, looked like homemade outfits. I knew I had enough skills to make simple personalized t-shirts and dresses.
Total cost: $28
|E with Jasmine and Aladdin (J wouldn't go near anyone in costume)|
The shirts were darling, but once I made them I realized I could do pretty much the exact same thing with fusible web.
So the next set I made myself. I found a of siloutte of Cinderella using google and traced it onto Steam A Seam. After pressing it onto black fabric, I cut it out and ironed it on shirts the girls already had.
I had some iron on letters in my stash which I used to monogram E's shirt.
Total cost: ZERO
|E on the Redwood Creek Challenge Course at California Adventure|
I then decided I want to do something other than shirts, so for the third day I decided to go with pillowcase dresses. I knew I could sew them fast (I was doing this project the NIGHT BEFORE we left for Disney.)
I had previously let the girls pick out a yard of fabric when it was on sale at JoAnn's for $2.99. E picked pink Cinderella and Belle and J picked purple Princess and the Frog. I had to buy purple grosgrain ribbon for J's dress ($3) but I had black on hand for E's.
To personalize the dresses I traced letters onto Steam A Seam the same way I did the silhouettes.
Total Cost: $9
I originally had paired the dresses with long sleeve shirts, but the weather was so great the eneded up wearing the dresses without a shirt underneath:
|At Mickey's House in Toontown|
They had a great time and I actually got a couple compliments on the dresses from perfect strangers!
Not bad considering I spent an average of $6 per outfit!