Her coursework at Chouinard taught Alice how to create patterns for children’s, women’s, and men’s clothing. She went on to work on designing brassieres, girdles, and lingerie. Thanks to her coursework, Alice knew how legs and muscles would influence and react to fabric and designed her pieces accordingly. It was because of her expert craftsmanship that Marc Davis enlisted Alice to assist in designing a live-action costume for Aurora from Sleeping Beauty, which was only the start of her Disney career.
Alice and Marc married years later in 1956. The following year, on a casual dinner date, Alice met Walt Disney, a friend of Marc’s. After discussing Alice’s designs with elastic, Disney said, “You know, you’re going to work for me someday.”