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Reply #15 - 4th Jul, 2017 at 10:41am
 

  Clearly only the highest quality thread must be used; thin but durable. Is the thread also a Ruby Red color?
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Reply #16 - 4th Jul, 2017 at 11:39am
 
Yes, the thread is ruby red and also strong so that the sequins are tightly attached to the shoe.

You don't want any loose sequins because when Judy Garland as Dorothy walks or jumps on the set, they won't fall off.
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Reply #17 - 4th Jul, 2017 at 12:44pm
 

  Do you paint the wooden heels yourself? Reckon it must be an exact shade of paint.
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Reply #18 - 4th Jul, 2017 at 1:11pm
 
The wooden heels are not painted but covered with red silk fabric for sewing.

The leather heel caps is nailed into the heels and painted.

Our ruby slippers look very authentic because of our wooden heels which is only available through us.
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Reply #19 - 4th Jul, 2017 at 2:55pm
 
Apologize for pestering you. Are the sides of the heels covered permanently with red silk fabric? If so how do you attach? It is so very fascinating.
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Reply #20 - 4th Jul, 2017 at 3:34pm
 
You're not pestering me, I'm always happy to answer questions.

Yes, the sides and back of the heels, as well as the shoe uppers are covered permanently with red silk fabric by sewing them onto the shoes.

Once the sequins covers the shoes, you will not see the fabric, but sparkling red just like in The Wizard of Oz.
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Reply #21 - 5th Jul, 2017 at 3:12pm
 
The sequins beautifully overlap each other in a fish scale pattern. We are renowned for our ferocious attention to detail when crafting hand-sewn ruby slippers.



Hand sewing the sequins on the right shoe


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Reply #22 - 6th Jul, 2017 at 10:40am
 
Just above the top sequin it looks like you have cross-stitched;
am I right in thinking this provides support?
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Reply #23 - 6th Jul, 2017 at 1:33pm
 
Yes.
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Reply #24 - 14th Jul, 2017 at 3:29pm
 
We have finished sequining the right shoe and attached the bow. It looks absolutely beautiful, remember every sequin is sewn by hand.



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Reply #25 - 17th Jul, 2017 at 12:21pm
 

Do you ever suffer from cramping or stiffness in your fingers and hands after sewing for an extended period of time? What measures to you take to ensure your hands stay healthy...e.g.
manicure, soaking in hot water, massage, etc.?
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Reply #26 - 17th Jul, 2017 at 1:17pm
 
My hands and fingers always feels fine because I like to take plenty of breaks during the day.
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Reply #27 - 18th Jul, 2017 at 12:35pm
 
In the Wizard of Oz, when we first see the Ruby Red Slippers on the feet of the recently deceased Wiked Witch of the East, is the patternofthe shoes the same as when Dorothy first discovers the shoes on her feet?
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Reply #28 - 18th Jul, 2017 at 1:56pm
 
To answer your question, it is believed that the ruby slippers on the Wicked Witch of the East is the same pair worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy when Glinda zaps them on her feet.

This is because we can clearly see in both scenes that the ruby slippers doesn't have orange felt on the bottom on the shoes. Other pairs had orange felt to muffle the sound of her footsteps.




Sequining on the left shoe is just as beautiful as the right shoe. There's still a lot of work to do as the ruby slippers begin to take shape.



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Reply #29 - 19th Jul, 2017 at 3:02pm
 
Sequining on the left shoe is really neat and firm as we continue sewing our way towards the back of the shoe.

The shape of the size 5B shoe and heel looks perfect and it goes a long way to making a pair of ruby slippers beautiful. Remember the heel is made from wood as were the heels on the original ruby slippers.

Initially, MGM didn't plan to have bows on the original ruby slippers but after tests they decided to include bows to make the ruby slippers look more beautiful with big "gems" in closeup shots.



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