Vacation Style: Where Dreams Come True

We couldn't close up Vacation week without including 'the most magical place on earth'!  That's right, today's post is all about DISNEY.  Nicole has a variety of great princess dresses and character inspired outfits that are sure to get anyone's creative juices flowing!!!!


Nicole here, and I'm so excited to be here to share my love of Disney and inspired looks with y'all today.  I was even more thrilled than usual when I heard about this Vacation post, becasue WE ARE GOING TO DINSEY!!!! That means, that this post gave me just he incentive I needed to get a  jump start on my girls' Disney inspired wardrobes.

Lets begin our Disney inspired tour with....The new Quinn skirt and dress from Violette Field Threads.

This was a fun and very fast sew that resulted in a fresh, chic, and hip outfit, The shirt on the Quinn can be worn separate from the skirt. I am excited to do another Quinn blouse with some modified Whitney into shorts later on for a perfect day at the Disney park. Clara Mae felt very comfortable in this outfit and loved her ispy shirt. The fabric is very interactive and I love that she will  point and say who's this?

  • Fabrics Used:
  • Mel of  Purpleseamstress  has this great Red/White striped Swim fabric - which seems odd to use on a dress, but the weight was perfect for the sleeves and to add that pop of color on the main knit bodice.
  • The adorable I-spy fabric came from Backstitch, gotta love custom knits! 
  • Skirt: Was a heavy denim weight I picked up at Joann on sale. {something similar:}
  • I also picked up my exposed zipper and elastic at Joann as well.


I think everyone knows my love affair with Made for Mermaids and I'm always trying to mash up lots of Megan's pattern to fit the exact vision I have in my mind and with just a little tinkering I can accomplish most anything to get my look. I'll be showing you a bunch of Megan's pattern which can be all purchased here.

 Sleeping Beauty/Brier Rose

Sleeping Beauty/Brier Rose

 Belle/Beauty and the Beast

Belle/Beauty and the Beast

  • Fabric used:
  • Most of this came from Joann where I grab Kona cotton for base colors.
  • I did use Michael Miller Fairy Frost which I purchased from Jennifer at Bailey Girls.
  • I also love Breanne from Mama Made Beautiful for my go to princess fabrics.
  • First up is the Molly and Lucy Shorts {link above for purchase of these patterns} and this pattern is perfect to achieve a inspired look or just use licensed fabric and create a truly one of a kind look.
  • I am in love with Ariel the Little Mermaid and I have probably created over a dozen different inspired looks and I have a few more I'm in the mist of creating I will be sharing later :)
 Ariel on land

Ariel on land

 Ariel/ Little Mermaid

Ariel/ Little Mermaid

You can't go wrong with Cinderella I used the peplums on this Molly/Lucy set from the Cinderella inspired dress. I added some ricrac to add a touch of fancy.

The Molly/Lucy set is truly perfect for those hot Summer days or warmer nights and I think a huge hit in the park with your little princesses. They are quick to make in under 2 hours from start to finish!

We are still Frozen obsessed at our house and I love my Molly to look like Anna the snow princess and you can see we love dressing up since Clara Mae went full on Anna.  {if your looking for Frozen Fever inspired looks I do have Elsa and Anna coming soon. I'm waiting on fabric to come from }

My girls have been getting more into Pocahontas so I love that I look the basic Snow White pattern by Made for Mermaids and created a few of my own mods and created a modest dress. For my other inspired look I took the VFT Stella and used suede fabrics purchased from Joann and created a one shoulder look which was very perfect for Pocahontas inspired look.



All fabrics and trims came from Joann. I also have found that Walmart sometimes sells the fringe that is about half the price at Joann.

Another fun look is using Nicole's Coles Creations dress.

This is a fun knit/woven combo that you can truly let your character fabric shine. I went with frozen fabrics of course for both Bella and Clara Mae's dresses. They are very fast to sew up. You can use knit binding, fold over elastic binding {which is what I used} I also recommend if you do any knit to woven I love using clear elastic at the end of the knit bodice to help give it extra support and structure. My girls love these dress and again they are perfect to layer shirts under.

I'm in love with the Emma dress by Megan and loved this very bright primary color palate I went with on this Emma. It has special touches with the crochet lingerie elastic around the neckline to add a bit of daintiness.  I fell in love with this frame fabric I got at Joann and the bodice fabric came from Girl Charlee. This is a winner with both my girls and very quick to make in under 1.5 hours. I took extra time around the neckline with my trim to make sure it was perfect. Again, I did add clear elastic to the bottom of the bodice.

Releasing soon: Tinker Bell from Megan of Made for Mermaids. This is a fun dress with lots of twirl and can be made tunic length and you can make with little bloomers which come in the baby size or you can make the Lucy shorts that pair perfect with it.

I had Jennifer of Baily Girls send me Fairy Frost in Snow and waited forever from for the Celery which I find is perfect. I also found that Apple is another shade that is perfection in the fairy frost fabric line that works great for Tink.

Megan and Nicole both love making matching Dolly clothes so if your little princess as a dolly who will be traveling along with her for the trip be sure to look for a matching dolly pattern.

Enjoy sewing for your Disney or Disney inspired vacations, and if you are looking for more inspiration - I hope to follow-up with this blog post with more inspired sets in mid July!!!