I had to make it. I was researching chicken scratch for the Tie One On gingham apron theme and then, without realizing it, I started looking for Dorothy images. I had Grammie pick up a lovely black and white gingham but when she brought it she also gave me this blue and white gingham, which she has kept since I was about 7, apparently. This is pretty much normal for Grammie.
Once I saw it, I just couldn't stop humming "follow the yellow brick road." I love making costumes so much, especially iconic ones. A red cape, a witch,—all those types of things. Modifying Dorothy's dress into a pinafore/apron version was totally fun and simple. Also, it makes it so much easier for growing bodies to fit into. No closures to get in the way. Here it is on Sadie.
Here's Delia with a munchkin. Or a flying monkey, depending on who you ask. There was no pattern here. I used photos from the movie for inspiration, although I love the original book illustrations, too. After digging around for props, like a Toto basket among other items, we were able to magically put together a Glinda outfit from the dress up box for the middle child, complete with a white felt crown I made about 3 years ago. This is totally awesome and a huge load off Halloween preparations. It's also a bit scary when I realize how much dress up stuff we have.
Sadie, God bless her, put on her new fall red shoes as ruby slippers, didn't even say a peep about needing new ruby ones but just scrounged for what we had on hand—but come on, I may have to get her some red ones with glitter. Glinda (Delia) is also totally content with her pieced together outfit as well but has requested a homemade magic wand "really big, as tall as a cane." So, there you go. The girls want Liddy to be a munchkin, I want her to be a flying monkey, and Pete's vote is for the wizard.
Bring on the gingham aprons!~The aprons for this theme are due by September 1st. The next theme for Tie One On will be in early 2009, so we can all slow down and enjoy the holidays without extra projects. Plus, I have 2 birthdays to contend with.