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|Self Drafted Pattern: 128581-1004 (Dorothy Gale) - Type:Costumes |
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This is a pattern I draped/drafted myself while watching "The Wizard of Oz" a few days before Halloween. The shoes were also made by me using the same style sequins as the original and all sewn on ONE at a time! I've always wanted to be Dorothy ever since I was little, I finally decided that this year I'd do it.
Cotton Gingham in 1/4" check... I personally feel it's too large a pattern and I want to remake it in a smaller check now.
Cotton broadcloth for the bodice lining
Cotton shirting for the blouse
Lightweight cotton for the slip with wide eyelet lace trim (not pictured)
Ric Rac trim for the blouse, and 4 3/4" white buttons for the jumper
This is a very easy pattern to draft, you just have to take into account all the little pieces and the direction of the pattern. This took me about 11 hours total to make from drafting the pattern to adding the buttons.
I hemmed this before finishing it by folding under the bottom layer edge, pressing it down, and then sewing along the gingham line with coordinating thread. The seam is practically invisible and looks great.
The inside of the dress is finished in french seams (because I love the way they look) and the bodice is lined in the front and back sides in white cotton broadcloth with medium weight interfacing for stability. There are darts in the bust line, but they are well hidden under the straps. The straps are self lined and are hand sewn to the bodice at the very top to keep them from slipping down the arm. If you watch the movie, hers look like they were done the same way. The skirt section was sandwiched between the bodice lining and the outer fabric for a clean look inside.
The blouse was made from a very lightweight cotton shirting (so soft) and has a gathered neckline and sleeve edge. The gathers were made first and basted in place. The ricrac was then sewn to the edge and then that was sandwiched between the collar/cuff edges and top-stiched in place along the very edge. The blouse will have a bottom band that has elastic on it to keep it at my waist (ran out of time). The back closes with hook/eyes at the back with a keyhole type back opening.
The slip is just an a-line short slip with a wide eyelet trim on the bottom edge. During the tornado scene, you can see it as her jumper flips up. It helps keep the skirt from sticking to your legs when you walk.
The shoes are their own story, but I pretty much recovered a new pair of base shoes in red fabric (they had the perfect french heel), hand sewed the sequins on one at a time in the same style as the originals, and finished with handmade embellished bows. They are probably my most comfy costume shoes to date since they are Aerosoles lol.
Shoes After (Still have to do the heel of the one shoe)
Bodice with darts
Dress before the straps
My Making-Of Page
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