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The Wizard of Oz

Aimee Randle

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The Wizard of Oz is one of our all time favourite classic stories. A couple of months back we recreated Dorothy's look for book week at Lottie's school ... 

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Her little sister wanted to be involved as well but she's too tiny for book week, so when Halloween came around I thought it was a perfect time for her to get involved. Well, that and the fact that I can't get enough of dressing her up as furry creatures - so it seemed like a match made in heaven. 

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Cue the (not so) cowardly lion!

For this little lion I used the Ring Around the Rosie long bloomers and the Merry Go Round top with the large collar. I upsized the collar by one size for dramatic effect and used four layers of sparkly gold tulle. For the headband I cut the leftover centers of the collar into three pieces and threaded them like a tutu onto a headband with ears. Double points for almost zero waste on one meter of tulle!

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And of course - another tail!  Which I explain in a little more detail HERE.

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Dorothy's look is the Ring Around the Rosie pinafore in a light blue gingham. This ones pretty versatile because the pattern matches her look perfectly and you can pair it with a short sleeved top and frilly socks for those of us experiencing Spring in the southern hemisphere, or (like I did earlier in the year during winter for book week) a long sleeve top and tights for those chillier climates. 

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I chose to use a white dress we had with a tutu skirt to wear under to give it a bit of movement and shape. We put our Toto in a picnic basket slipped on some ruby slippers and just like that ...

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They're off to see the Wizard!

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For Dorothy's look you'll need the Ring Around the Rosie Pattern and for the little lion you'll use the Rosie romper and the Merry Go Round pattern.

As always, if you have any questions or need any inspiration please join us over on our Facebook group 'Friends of Puzzle Patterns'.


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