Tuesday, January 17, 2017

title pic 1950s Silk Dresses from the Last Debutantes at Kensington Palace

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on May 31, 2011

     While I love all eras of fashion, the 1950s has to be one of the most versatile for wearing today!  These 1950s silk evening dresses worn by the “Last Debutantes” are beautifully displayed at  historic Kensington Palace, and may inspire you to sew a few 50s dresses yourself! An elegant chandelier swings from this ballroom’s […]

title pic Liesl’s Original Dancing Gazebo near Salzburg, Austria

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on May 27, 2011

This is probably the most famous gazebo in the world!  And for good reason, too!  The charming glass panes and geometrically placed benches just  beg for a good thunderstorm and some lively dancing!   One can almost hear strains of Rodgers & Hammerstein orchestra music the instant you see it! The original “Liesl & Rolf” gazebo is […]

title pic The Real von Trapp Children’s Names

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on May 24, 2011

“I’m Liesl.  I’m sixteen years old, and I don’t need a governess!”  So said Liesl in the “Sound of Music” stageplay back in the 1950s, and these famous words are being repeated right on down to the present time as hundreds of “Sound of Music” performances are given around the world!  But in actuality, “Liesl” was not a […]