Tuesday, 9 October 2012

We're off to see the Wizard...

My boyfriend baulked at me when I told him I've never seen the original 1939 version of "The Wizard of Oz". To be frank, I'm terrified of flying monkeys and the very notion of a pair of sparkly shoes transporting me to a far away place just gives me flashbacks to bad drag shows at the Greyhound (back when it was still a tacky rock joint).

I did however see "Wicked", but that's another story. Literally.

You don't need to have seen the film or mermorised it backwards (Unlike our office resident historian Jane Austen) to recognise the iconic dress worn by Judy Garland's Dorothy in the film. All blue and white gingham and puffy sleeve, it's easily one of the best-known costumes in modern film history.
Thanks to Julien's Auctions in Beverley Hills, it could be yours - for a small US$500,000. That's right, the very same dress worn by Garland in the film is up for sale! Garland's costume is one of several identical outfits made for the movie, but the only one to have been seen on film and the only complete version to have survived intact.

Creepy Wax figure wearing the orignal dress.
For those of you who don't have a spare half mil to splash out on a dress that quite possibly smells like mothballs, you've just enough time before Halloween to crank one of these out for yourself!

Simplicity Pattern 4136 (size 6-22), 4139 (sizes 3-8) & 4024 (sizes 1/2-4) have you covered!

Simplicity 4139

Grab some great gingham in store (we've got HEAPS!) and get stitching! This is the perfect frock to last from Halloween party season right through into breezy summer days.


What are you stitching up for Halloween? We'd love to see! Why not visit us on Facebook?

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