I chose the painting "Son of Man" by Rene Magritte painted in 1946. It is one of my favorite paintings for its story and just plain oddness.
So after extensive thought this is what I came up with
I used the idea of a suit and made it for a girl with a circle skirt and a ruffled vest. I had been blog trolling and found Shwin and Shwin's post on the "vest of friends". It inspired me to make the ruffled vest to go with this outfit.
I used some wool dressy material that I had found at a garage sale a year ago. To bring in the idea of the green apple I used a sheet I got for $1 at the Goodwill to do all of the lining, the waistbandm, and the apple applique on the front of the skirt.
Then I knew that I needed to make a red tie. I followed the tutorial from I'm Sharing the Wealth and used one of my son's ties as a pattern. I wanted it to be long to bring in another dramatic piece. To keep the front part of the tie attached to the back part I used a button as a faux tie tack.
I didn't have the time to make a shirt, so I used one that I had in Aria's closet that I had gotton on clearance. It worked perfectly and saved me a little bit of time!
Lastly, I had to make a bowler hat, since finding one wasn't going to happen. I make a three dimensional one using stiff felt and put a green and red bow with buttons on it.
Aria loves the outfit and is still wearing it!