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Judy Garland as Dorothy's reproduction gingham pinafore dress
4th Feb, 2021 at 3:31pm
 
An exact reproduction of the famous blue-and-white checked gingham pinafore dress in Judy Garland as Dorothy's size and measurements.

The outfit she wore in MGM's 1939 production of The Wizard of Oz includes the blue-and-white checked gingham pinafore dress, blouse and petticoat slip. The American teen singer-actress also wore a corset as part of her Dorothy costume but we decided not to include this on our dress form.

The cotton blouse contains a sewn label that reads "MGM # 1060 Judy Garland." The number represents the film studio's production number, also known as The Wizard of Oz, and the blouse is made for Judy Garland. The label helps MGM Studios keep everything organized in their wardrobe department because they have so many costumes for their actors and actresses.

A white label is also sewn at the back of the gingham pinafore dress with the writing "Judy Garland 4228." The number is used as a reference for Judy Garland as Dorothy to wear this dress in a particular scene. Just like they had many pairs of ruby slippers, many gingham pinafore dresses were also made for the young brunette beauty, therefore her costume needed to be named and numbered.

The back of the gingham dress is fastened with snaps and hook-and-eye closures, which means another person needed to help Miss Garland wear the dress.

There's a hidden deep pocket on the right side seem of her gingham pinafore dress to store her handkerchief for crying scenes.

The slip was worn to open her dress a bit for some bounce and volume in the movie. The slip bodice is necessary to cover her chest because the blouse is see-through! So there are two reasons why Judy Garland as Dorothy wore a slip.

You will see more pictures of this beautiful dress with the ruby slippers in the months and years to come. They look gorgeous in person and they are truly made for a princess.




Judy Garland as Dorothy's gingham pinafore dress


Judy Garland as Dorothy's gingham pinafore dress








Right pocket on Judy Garland as Dorothy's dress


Right pocket on Judy Garland as Dorothy's dress








"Judy Garland 4228" label at back of dress


Judy Garland 4228 label at back of dress








White puff-sleeve blouse worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy


White puff-sleeve blouse worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy








White petticoat slip worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy


White petticoat slip worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy

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Re: Judy Garland as Dorothy's reproduction gingham pinafore dress
Reply #1 - 5th Feb, 2021 at 4:51pm
 
Judy Garland as Dorothy's checked gingham pinafore dress and white puff-sleeve blouse wasn't the first choice for MGM Studios in 1938.

They also made other versions, known as Test Dresses, but the gingham pinafore dress and blouse looked more appealing and was chosen for the movie.

A lot happened behind the scenes with the making of different versions and variations of the Dorothy dress then having all the tests, so this involved time and money. MGM was one of the wealthiest Hollywood film studios in those days and The Wizard of Oz was their most expensive production at the time.



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Reply #2 - 11th Feb, 2021 at 5:56am
 
This wearable gingham pinafore dress with blouse and slip is the most accurate reproduction as worn by American teen sensation Judy Garland as Dorothy in 1939's The Wizard of Oz.

Correct in every detail, this stunning authentic-looking dress is made from the exact materials and the exact size as the original dress with the right pocket, the buttons, the strips, the labels, the identical closures, etc.

In the movie, Judy Garland as Dorothy's sleeve is pushed up her upper arm to give her blouse the puffy appearance.

It's like traveling back through time with this dress when 16-year-old Judy Garland as Dorothy sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and she skipped down the Yellow Brick Road. She wore the gingham pinafore dress throughout the entire movie which is why this dress is always remembered and linked to one actress and movie.



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Reply #3 - 12th Feb, 2021 at 12:22pm
 
Judy Garland as Dorothy's gingham pinafore dress is among the most talked-about movie costume, but under this beautiful dress was a full petticoat slip with straps to make her dress fuller and hide curious eyes from seeing through her transparent blouse and in some cases her dress.

The 1930's style slip under our dress is an exact reproduction worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy.



Full petticoat slip worn by Judy Garland as Dorothy


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Reply #6 - 19th Jun, 2021 at 5:28pm
 
MGM's Wardrobe Department had more than one outfit for Judy Garland as Dorothy. The reason for that is they became dirty, damaged or she would sweat from the heat during the production over six months so they had fresh costumes for her to change.

Several gingham pinafore dresses, blouses and slips were made but the exact number is unknown. They also had at least one "black and white" gingham pinafore dress for the sepia-toned scenes in Kansas because this worked better with the Technicolor film process.

No outfit is identical, similar to each pair of ruby slippers which were made a bit differently in size, heels, toes and bows. The tiny details are different to every outfit Judy Garland as Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz although this may not appear obvious.

On one of her gingham pinafore dresses, the bodice is a bit lower, and the skirt and sleeve is a bit shorter.



Lower bodice on Judy Garland's gingham dress


Lower bodice on Judy Garland's gingham dress

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Reply #7 - 5th Sep, 2021 at 6:30pm
 
This is how MGM's Wardrobe Department would have kept the outfit for Judy Garland as Dorothy to wear in The Wizard of Oz.

The teen beauty had several gingham dresses, slips and blouses designed by Gilbert Adrian and created by skilled seamstresses to fit her with minor differences to each piece.



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Reply #8 - 6th Sep, 2021 at 8:14pm
 
Three exact reproductions of Judy Garland as Dorothy's blue-and-white checked gingham pinafore dress and blouse, the most iconic costume in movie history.

At least a few fresh outfit must be available for the young Minnesota-born product during filming at MGM Studios in Culver City, California.



Three exact reproduction Dorothy dresses


Three exact reproduction Dorothy dresses

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Reply #9 - 7th Sep, 2021 at 6:50pm
 
Exact wearable replica of the famous gingham pinafore dress with a right pocket, blouse and petticoat slip as worn by teen superstar Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.



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Re: Judy Garland as Dorothy's reproduction gingham pinafore dress
Reply #10 - 13th Sep, 2021 at 12:06pm
 
Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time since American teen beauty Judy Garland wore her Dorothy costume in 1939's The Wizard of Oz, we have put all the garments together to show exactly what MGM Studios fitted her with.

On the mannequin, her breasts are taped down then we attached a corset, petticoat slip, blouse and gingham dress.

We've included the tape and corset for the 100% accurate costume.



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