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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 4139 (Wizard of Oz Costumes)

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Posted on:8/8/11 9:45 AM
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SewsforCats said... (8/24/16 12:42 PM) Reply
Great post about the pattern! I'm adjusting the checks size of the gingham with the dress size. The larger checks work well on the adult version, while the 1/4 inch checks will look better on little girls, proportionately, IMO. The original dress is in fact cut as a gathered full skirt, using 3 pieces, with the side seams moved slightly to the front. There is a scene where you can see a pocket on the right side. In some movie stills, you can see a detail, where the bias band is in fact used to make the transition from the off-checks-cut skirt to an almost straight-checks-cut skirt extension. Overall, this is what makes the jumper drape better, as a regular gathered skirt has a lot of bulk on the waist. A full skirt will definitely 'move' much better during the dances. Happy sewing!
Trephas2003 said... (8/9/11 12:46 PM) Reply
It looks beautiful!
GayMcDonell said... (8/9/11 1:15 AM) Reply
Lovely costume!
Stargirl7 said... (8/8/11 10:50 PM) Reply
Thanks for the detailed info about the gingham straps. Also, it's always interesting to see how theater pieces differ from everyday wear, like the back zip on the witch's bodice you mentioned in your blog. And I too hate clothes that look like two pieces but are really one (though in the theater sometimes it's the best way to go).
jmma said... (8/8/11 10:07 AM) Reply
Amazing job on this and the wicked witch costume!! You have a great eye for detail.
 
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