Monday, February 06, 2012

Gertrude McFuzz dress, Simplicity 5092

I was able to do quite a bit of work on Gertrudes's dress. It's looking very 60s as my husband pointed out, I agree and I like it!. The white ovals are supposed to anchor the pockets, I skipped the pockets and just added the bands for looks.
A little wonky on the hanger, the side seams are just pinned

I had to change the way the dress is put together because I'm adding a lining that will help support the pocket/bag that I hope will hold the tail that can be pull out on stage when her tail grows. I could not finish the neckline with the outside facing as instructed so I added an inside facing to finish the neckline and attach the lining. I also added more swing to the skirt by adding a wedge at center back and front and since it is on the short side it should give the actress plenty of room for dancing and such.

Here is the opening for the tail.

I need to add the lining/facing and the sleeves, which I'm adding to the teacher's request.

If my idea for the growing tail works, I'll share it with you just in case one day you need to costume Gertrude!


  1. ¡Vaya, blogger está haciendo de las suyas y no me deja comentar! A ver si esta vez si:

    Me encanta el color del vestido y estoy deseando verlo terminado.
    Saludos desde Barcelona

  2. I don't know who Gertrude is, but I'm lovin' her 60's style and can't wait to see her growing tail!

  3. When I first saw this, I did not realize it was a costume and my first thought was "I WANT TO WEAR THIS!" Now that I know this is a costume, I still want to wear it.

  4. So adorable! Like Adelaide, I would totally wear this as real clothes.

  5. Cute! I'm not familiar with the character, but the colours in this dress and the interesting seaming are lovely...


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