Guess how I’m spending my spring break.  Sewing, of course, yes.  But what am I sewing?  A friend asked if I would be interested in making costumes for her daughter (I’ll call her Miss M) and another young lady I know (Miss S).  The girls will be in a stage production of The Wizard of Oz.  When I found out they weren’t cast as the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, or the Scarecrow, I agreed.

The costumes required are green dresses for a scene in the Emerald City, and colorful vests and aprons (worn over the dresses) for a Munchkin scene.  The moms of the girls brought me the fabrics to be used and a pattern for the dresses.  I have vest patterns, and the aprons are simple…no pattern required.  I took the girls’ basic measurements–you know, length for dress, length for apron, length of sleeve, waist, etc.

Here are all the pieces of both girls’ dresses, vests, and aprons, cut out and ready to assemble.  (Really bad pictures taken by me.)

The picture above shows Miss M’s ensemble.  I can hardly wait to see her in that sunshiny vest and cheery floral apron!

The picture below is Miss S’s outfit, with vertical stripes on her rainbow vest and horizontal stripes on the apron.  (The green fabric looks more like the real color in this photo, even though it’s blurry.)

Follow the yellow brick road!

6 thoughts on “Munchkin-wear

    • The girls are going to be SO cute! I have put each full outfit on my dressform, and they look really good, but they’ll look so much better on the girls!

  1. can you tell me where you purchased the striped rainbow fabric? i cannot locate any and need it for toy sailboat sails that i make. thank you, lisa caldwell

    • It was provided to me by the mother of the munchkin, but I believe it was purchased at a Joann Fabric Store. That would make some darling sailboat sails!


    • Hi, Ali~

      If you look at my post on 12 April 2012, the pictures of the costumes on the mannequin are pretty much complete. I think I still had to fit the elastic to the girls, but the final look of the outfit is there.

      I bet your little munchkins are adorable! Thanks for stopping by.


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