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Judy Garland's Ruby Slippers
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Judy Garland's ruby slippers project in April, 2017
1st Apr, 2017 at 5:28pm
 
We have a beautiful pair of shoes in Judy Garland's size 5B, ready to be sequined into a pair of ruby slippers. The size 5B is the best pair she wore in her performance as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz because the toes are more pointy than other screen-used pairs.

Our shoes is created with wooden heels, it takes a lot of skill to make wooden shoe heels to match the exact shape and size of the heels on the original ruby slippers.

Inside the right shoe is a golden emboss label that reads "Innes Shoe Co., Los Angeles, Pasadena, Hollywood". This was used on the best pair of ruby slippers in the movie while others contained a woven label. MGM made something like 7-10 pairs of ruby slippers.

Written inside both shoe with a black fountain pen reads "#7 Judy Garland". The number 7 does not represent the shoe size, but as a reference used by MGM so that the 16-year-old actress is given the correct pair for a particular scene.

For example, pair of shoes "#1 Judy Garland" might be worn in the Emerald City scene, pair of shoes "#2 Judy Garland" might be worn in meeting the Scarecrow scene, etc.

Why does Judy Garland need to wear different pairs of ruby slippers? Well, to prevent wear and tear, and to keep certain pairs in more pristine condition than others so they will sparkle during close up shots. This pair is known as the "Witch's Shoes" which is the "#7 Judy Garland" pair of ruby slippers, and that's why when we craft our ruby slippers, we like to use an identical pair of this shoes to the "Witch's Shoes".




Judy Garland's size 5B shoes made from scratch


Judy Garland's size 5B shoes made from scratch

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Judy Garland's size 5B shoes made from scratch

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Innes Shoe Company block used to create golden emboss label

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Re: Judy Garland's ruby slippers project in April, 2017
Reply #1 - 1st Apr, 2017 at 5:50pm
 
We will be using this pair of hand-sewn leather bows. They are not easy to make folks, it's a very time-consuming job.

All the stones and beads are sewn, and not glued. The bows look very authentic because they are made using the same technique as the original bows.



Hand-sewn ruby slipper bows made to perfection


Hand-sewn ruby slipper bows made to perfection

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Re: Judy Garland's ruby slippers project in April, 2017
Reply #2 - 3rd Apr, 2017 at 6:25pm
 
Sequining is in progress on the right shoe. Every sequin is hand-sewn directly onto the shoe with needle and thread so you can imagine how time-consuming and tedious the work is.

This is like art in a way, you definitely can't make ruby slippers of this caliber if you don't have natural talent and commitment. Our primary focus when sewing is to make sure the sequins are neat and firm all the way through the shoe.

This pair of ruby slippers will be made to look brand new, the same condition as the original ruby slippers in the movie.



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The right shoe is looking very impressive

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Reply #3 - 5th Apr, 2017 at 7:21pm
 
The right shoe is done and it's very beautiful, the attention to detail with the sequining is phenomenal.

This is a genuine hand-sewn product with about 2,500 sequins covering the entire shoe, that's a lot of sewing and just when it seems we have finished, there's still a heck of lot of sewing to do on the left shoe.



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The right shoe has been sequined

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Re: Judy Garland's ruby slippers project in April, 2017
Reply #6 - 9th Apr, 2017 at 10:51am
 
Size 5B...Dorothy has small feet.
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Re: Judy Garland's ruby slippers project in April, 2017
Reply #7 - 9th Apr, 2017 at 6:09pm
 
Size 5B is a cute size for Dorothy. It's the most sort after size for ruby slippers. Thumb up

She worked hard and was on a strict diet so that didn't help with the development of her feet.

You're not going to be tall with big feet if you're only fed broth-based soups, poor Dorothy.
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Reply #8 - 10th Apr, 2017 at 5:32pm
 
The finish line is within striking distance.

Sometimes when we stop to take a deep breath and look at what we've done, we are amazed by our own work. This pair of ruby slippers, ladies and gentlemen, is shaping up to be a real beauty.



The ruby slippers is taking shape


The ruby slippers is taking shape

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Reply #9 - 11th Apr, 2017 at 5:41pm
 
This stunning pair of ruby slippers is finished. The attention to detail and many hours of sewing is evident in our work, really beautiful craftmanship as you can see. These belong in the upper echelon of all Judy Garland memorabilia.

She'll be looking down and thinking to herself, I wish I wore this pair of ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz.

We'll post final photos soon.



Judy Garland's ruby slippers is finished


Judy Garland's ruby slippers is finished

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Re: Judy Garland's ruby slippers project in April, 2017
Reply #10 - 12th Apr, 2017 at 3:42pm
 
You're looking at a beautiful pair of ruby slippers, but what you couldn't see was the hard work behind the scenes.

Re-creating high quality ruby slippers takes a lot out of you when your primary goal is to make them look beautiful and accurate.

MGM didn't like the idea of using schoolgirl type shoes with thick low heels, and they wanted to use ladylike shoes for their ruby slippers, and in particular the size 5B pair to be a bit more sexy for Judy Garland as Dorothy by having pointy toes and using higher slim heels. Other known pairs of ruby slippers had slightly thicker and shorter heels.

Below are the final photos and it completes our work with this beautiful pair of ruby slippers. We hope you have enjoyed looking at another hand-sewn, precision-focused masterpiece.



Judy Garland's ruby slippers is finished


Judy Garland's ruby slippers is finished

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Judy Garland's ruby slippers is finished

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Judy Garland's ruby slippers is finished

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