But I’m Indecent: Sewing the Carousel of Progress

In 2014 D23 held the second Destination D at Walt Disney World and included in the events was a look back at Alice Davis’ work on the costumes for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair attractions. I’ve long admired Mrs. Davis’ costuming for providing so much rich character detail for her auto-animatronic actors. You would be familiar with her work if you have ever ridden Pirates of the Caribbean, it’s a small world, or the Carousel of Progress. The latter of these has had a particular draw for me, and to honor her work I decided to recreate one of her iconic costumes. Continue reading “But I’m Indecent: Sewing the Carousel of Progress”

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Where’s my Popcorn: How to make Walt’s Ostrich Hat

For D23 Destination D in 2016 I knew I wanted to make something fun to wear that only deep fans of Disney history would get. For a few years I have been marveling over the odd phenomenon of the ever present ostrich feather fedora hat seen in tourist pictures and on Walt Disney himself from the 1960s – 1970s. Being a fairly easy craft I … Continue reading Where’s my Popcorn: How to make Walt’s Ostrich Hat