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!