Celebrate Oz - Ruby Slippers

Today we Celebrate Oz via Old Baggs 'n' Stuft Shirts!

I just love all things related to the Wizard of Oz, and as you may know, especially the second part 'Return to Oz' :)

My contribution to this wonderful day of Oz celebrations will not actually be the Mombi Dress, although that is by far the best thing I have ever made and I really love it still. Now all I need is an occassion to wear it again... Just in case you need a reminder ;)

I thought I would go into some more details about my ruby slippers that I made for this dress.

In my version of Mombi, she actually defeated Dorothy and the Gnome King and managed to become the ruler of Oz. Hence having the ruby slippers ;) I so wanted to wear these that I got some photos off the web and used them as a reference. This is also where my wish of visiting the Smithsonian Museum of American History in D.C. comes from, something that I really must do one day so I can see the original ruby slippers... *sigh*

Anyway, I bought some fairly plain red shoes on eBay....

...painted the heel as this was wooden...

...and painstakingly glued sequins on the shoes, one sequin at a time.

I am so pleased with the result! And these were so comfy also! But after walking in them for nigh on 9 hours, I really couldnt wear them anymore, so on the second day I just wore my sneakers instead. Shame really... but prettyyyyy!


  1. You should have seen how big my eyes opened when I read " that is by far the best thing I have ever made". My brain screamed "I MADE" as in she put that wondrous dress together!? Oh my freaking creative gods. You are gifted lady! I'm green with wicked good envy. Or maybe is just an Oz overload.

    Thanks for sharing your goodness!

    You should participate in my upcoming Witches in Fiction blog party and share a bit more of your thoughts on witchy things.

  2. What an amazing gown - it fits perfectly in the Oz scene and what can I say about your ruby slippers: they are magnificent! I'd walk on them till my feet hurt too ... you are so talented!

    Happy Oz celebration and happy weekend!

  3. Super Ruby slippers...you did a wonderful job! All those sequins!! And your gown is absolutely amazing!

  4. very beautiful dress! Love your shoes!
    Hee, je bent Nederlands? Wat leuk zeg! hihihi!

  5. Oh my goodness! Your dress and shoes are exquisite! You did such a fabulous job.

  6. Such a fan-tab-u-lous outfit. Your red ruby shoes are beautiful; my feet sympathize with your feet. Be careful, however, of where you might end of if you click your sneakers together 3 times and make a wish..HA!

  7. Fabulous dress, amazing shoes and you contributed to Celebrate OZ.....3 strikes and you in. I want to thank you for being a part of the first annual Celebrate Oz. You and the other participants have made it possible for my dream to come true and I appreciate you. XOXO The Olde Bagg herself, Linda

  8. Bet it took you a long time to glue the sequins on. Nice touch for the outfit.

  9. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love the dress and the ruby slippers look amazing. This has been a great party and I am so glad I got to meet so many others that share the love of Oz.

  10. What an amazing dress!! Wow! And those shoes! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing on the yellow brick road.

  11. I am now a "follower" of this wonderful blog. I totally adore your costumes!

  12. You did an incredible job on both the gown and the shoes ! You are very creative and talented.

  13. Hi MJ! So sorry it's taken me this long to get here.. I NEVER was good at multi-tasking, and I've been so busy with several things lately! But I'm so glad I got here finally! I LOVE your shoes!!!.. and once I got reading past posts, I love ALL your beautiful work! The bathrobes are so cute!.. and the fabric flower in a pot is one I'd LOVE to try! (along with the tulle butterflies she has on her website!).. Anyways, it's nice to meet you, and I'm now a follower! I'm already looking forward to next year's Oz Celebration! ~tina

  14. Fantastic you creative little seamstress & crafter, no wonder you beat Dorothy, BRILLIANT JOB :)


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