Sunday, June 1

One bad apple

Greta Garb-oh!
I'm sooo sorry I haven't posted much in the past few weeks, but it has been busy around here. 

Momma switched jobs, both Grandmomma and Grandpoppa had surgery, and the school year ended for my Big Sister.


Oh, and Momma has been sewing of course.

Her latest outfit is inspired by both the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz AND the 1939 classic film, The Wizard of Oz.

Momma likes the moving picture, but she LOVES the original 14 Oz books.

And who can blame her?

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children's novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the popular 1902 Broadway musical and the well-known 1939 film adaptation.

The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum's writing 13 more Oz books. The original book has been in the public domain in the US since 1956.

In the book, when Dorothy and her companions try to enter the forest, the Fighting Trees pick the Scarecrow up and throw him back two times. They are easily overcome by the Tin Woodman and his a sharp axe.
In the 1939 film version, apple trees become annoyed with Dorothy when she picks an apple from one of them. The Scarecrow helps by provoking the apple trees into throwing their apples at him, which Dorothy can then collect. She discovers the Tin Man while collecting the thrown apples.

Using a pattern similar to the iconic film dress worn by Dorothy in the film, Momma used licensed Wizard of Oz fabric, but used the wrong side to soften the look. She paired it with a brown blouse covered with red apples. She is trying to find glittery red boots for the sale version, but I prefer my silver boots. (Dorothy wore silver shoes in the book, but it was changed to ruby red for the film.)

Momma is so excited about this that she is heading up the next Dolls for a Cause auction in August which will benefit Kids Need to Read. Classic books have been chosen for the theme.

Stay tuned for more exciting information.

In the meantime, a version of my One Bad Apple dress will be listed in Momma's Etsy shop soon!

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