B4320 Dorothy pinafore

by ooobop

in 1930s,Children,Dresses,Kids,Vintage Sewing

B4320 Dorothy dress

B4320 Dorothy dress

I still can’t quite believe that the movie, The Wizard of Oz was made in 1939! I made this Dorothy dress for my daughter for World Book Day, which is being celebrated at her school this coming Friday. A week later than the official date but that suited me just fine and gave me time to get hold of the pattern. Of course I probably could have drafted a pattern myself but I really appreciate how this is constructed. The waistband, the straps and the top band of the bib are all interfaced and faced and hand finished on the inside. It was quite time consuming considering that it is basically a gathered skirt with a bib and straps but I’m really pleased with the result and moreso that my daughter loves it! Also posted over at ooobop!

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LauraD March 4, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hm. If you were going for the book instead of the movie, she needed silver shoes instead of red…

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ooobop March 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

ooops! I knew that of course! ;-)

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Katherine March 4, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Nice work, mum! :D

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ooobop March 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Thank you! :-)

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Anni March 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

Now this is just too cute! I love the wizard of oz. :)

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ooobop! March 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Thanks Anni! :-)

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