Disneyland opened in 1955 and women wore cotton or linen dresses to visit the park. Today, Dapper Day recreates those early years as 16,000 people attend “dressed to the nines”, many recreating the look of the 1950’s. Every women looks great in a dress that flairs out from their waist and falls below their knees. We will start by making a toile (a muslin fitting) for the bodice to get the perfect fit. After correcting your pattern to fit, we will cut, sew and refit your dress so that when you insert the zipper and finish the hem, your dress will look ten times better than anything you can buy at the store. You will have a perfect dress to wear to either Dapper Day, the Dapper Day Expo or to your next event when you just want to look great!
Class time: 2 sessions, 6 hours each, including a lunch break. It is suggested you either bring a sack lunch or visit one of the many wonderful restaurants within walking distance.
Maximum class size: 6 people
Supplies needed: 3-4 yards of cotton woven fabric depending on pattern selected, matching thread, one 22” long matching regular zipper and a basic sewing kit of sewing shears, seam ripper, pins and chalk or fabric marking pen.
*All other materials provided including muslin for toile and interfacing.
Prerequisites: Introduction to the Sewing Machine and Beginning Sewing or equivalent sewing experience.