She had never seen The Wizard of Oz, but she fell in love with the little fuzzy dog in a basket when we were out shopping for a potential Halloween costume for Ellie. From there we found her a wig that she adored in the store and a costume was born. I didn’t really like any of the Dorothy costumes they had so I decided to make one for her. Me, the photographer who never sews anything. The only article of clothing I’d ever sewn was in college. I made a single pair of pajama pants from a pattern and thought the pattern was for left leg/right leg rather than front/back and ended up with a pair of pj pants with one skinny leg and one wide leg. But really, how hard can a little dress be, right? I have to say that I love how it turned out even though it was far from perfect. I kind of made it up as I went along, made some mistakes and then learned to fudge it a bit to make it work. The wig that Ellie adored in the store was never to be worn again. Apparently, she only loved the wig inside the store. Everywhere else, she refused to wear it. That’s ok, she still looked cute without it!
Ellie as Dorothy