I was so excited that I actually started tearing up at the beginning credits. I am not kidding. It's pretty cool to know your seeing something special like that. It was a one day showing with only two times. The audiences was full of families with young children and little old ladies. The majority of the audience being children.
Now as a childless adult, I normally cringe a bit at an audience full of kids. But what does one expect at 2pm on a Sunday? However, this was either the best behaved kids audience ever or The Wizard of Oz is still that spell binding. There was a random cry, a few expliantions at the beginning, and a lot of kid laughs but those kids were very much entertained. That movie still has it.
Being that I costumed Dorothy almost everytime she was on the screen I was checking out her wardrobe. I am very glad I went with the pattern I did. When I made her dress I was a bit muffled that the shirt was sewn into the pinafore rather than two seperate pieces. Seeing her on the big screen, I could tell that was not the pattern cutting corners but actually how the dress was in the movie! I wish I had realized Dorothy's shirt was a more sheer white. She wears a slip underneath and possibly a petticoat. Also the straps of the pinafore are actually sewn to the top of the pinafore but loose to the buttons (just like the pattern). I used the wrong buttons but that's okay. Seeing the dress on the big screen gave me some seamstress confidence boost. Ha! I did it right!
I do hope to replace the cloth I have in my basket with one that is more accurate.
Also, I never noticed before that the pinafore is actually too snug on Judy around the chest. I assume this is intentional to hide her chest a bit adding to the youth of the character. I only noticed because that's how the pinafore fits me. I didn't make it too snug but I notice it in pictures and I think it looks a bit odd but I guess not. Ha!
Anyway, if you ever get opportunity to see The Wizard of Oz in the theater do go! It's pretty special seeing such a classic on the big screen. I hope they do this with more classics. I will be there every weekend if they start showing Marylin films...