I Found Myself In Wonderland

It has already been a month since our wondrous trip to Walt Disney World but the memories are going to be with us for a lifetime. Seeing as I am a huge Disney fan and this was my first time going…I had to have the perfect outfits to show off my personal style! All the vacation planning was quite tedious to say the least so I was quite relieved to find the most darling vintage inspired Disney skirts months in advance on Etsy. One of my favorite characters is Alice so when I stumbled upon the Alice in Wonderland Vintage 50’s Novelty Border Print Circle Skirt by Shawna Lay Designs, I knew instantly it was meant to be.

Available in custom order sizing ~ MSRP $80-$110USD

IMG_6088With all of Shawna’s designs being made to order, you simply have to select the appropriate waist measurement between 22″-40″. If for any reason your need a size outside of what is available don’t fret, simple send her a message to discuss the option of a custom listing. All of the fabrics listed are available in very limited quantities therefore it is best to purchase immediately to avoid disappointment. This particular Alice in Wonderland Border Print was extremely popular and actually sold out in a matter of days! With my order placed, I waited patiently for my skirt to be made with the lead time being approximately 1-2 weeks based on the store’s policies. It no time, my custom Alice in Wonderland Circle Skirt was at the door and I was truly mesmerized by its beauty. The craftsmanship was phenomenal and very reminiscent of the gathered circle skirts from the 1950’s. The fabric was incredibly thick and gave the skirt so much body, I was quite surprised by the superior quality. The Circle Skirt features a very full gathered design, a wide waistband with button and invisible zipper closure. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls several inches below the knees.

IMG_6104Obviously there was absolutely no way I could wait to wear the Alice in Wonderland Circle Skirt with our Disney trip still being months away, I was completely smitten from the moment I laid eyes on it. Maybe that is my inner Disney geek coming out but the print designed by Koko Seki (printed by Lucien) positively captures the essence of Alice in Wonderland. One of my favorite details is the contrasting waistband, I sincerely believe that unique design element makes this skirt truly spectacular. Needless to say, this was an instant hit at Disney World…I had Cast Members and other park goers stopping me all day long gushing over how much they loved the Alice and Wonderland Circle Skirt.

IMG_6100The red, black and white colour scheme makes it super easy to style with separates already in your closet. It was a sure bet that the Scarlett bustier in red by Fables by Barrie was a match made in heaven. For work, I added a simple black bolero and paired it with the Vogue wedges by Remix. The Alice brooch by Tangerine Menagerie was the icing on the cake for this entire ensemble. With the fullness of the gathers and thickness of the fabric, you can add a petticoat for more volume or easily go without.

IMG_6105 IMG_6109At one time, Shawna had more of these Koko Seki Disney border fabrics available and I really regret missing out on the Snow White print as it continues to haunt me to this day. These particular designs are imported from overseas but luckily Shawna sourced several bolts of these fabrics from a US supplier and passed along the savings to her customers by offering affordable made to order circle skirts. Make sure to check out her Etsy Store for more incredible Disney fabrics and vintage inspired designs!


4 thoughts on “I Found Myself In Wonderland

  1. What a gorgeous skirt! I love seeing small, independent designers getting a feature–too often they go unnoticed despite having some fabulous goods for sale. I love the outfit, Jessica. Beautiful as always!

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