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title pic When You’re Six Going on Seven… Liesl’s Dress for Little Girls

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on March 30, 2012

Edelweiss Patterns’ Design for Liesl’s Dress in Little Girl Sizes – An Authentic Sound of Music Costume for Children

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The dress that every little girl has dreamed of wearing...

I have some very exciting news for young Sound of Music fans! Ever since the release of our Liesl’s Dancing Dress pattern for women, customers have been begging me to design the same Sound of Music dress pattern for children.  Well now, after many months of anticipation, I am pleased to announce that this new pattern will be released very shortly and sold on the main Edelweiss Patterns website!

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This close-up of Liesl's dress shows the billowy sleeves and gathered bodice.

This pattern comes in children’s sizes 3-12, with all sizes in one envelope.  While it’s rated for intermediate sewers, I’ve found that the little girl’s dress is much easier to sew than the women’s version, perhaps simply because you have virtually no fitting to do on a little girl!

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Now you don't have to be 16 going on 17 to look like Liesl!

Since the “Sound of Music” was set “in the last golden days of the 30s“, this pattern could definitely pass for a vintage design from the 1930s or 1940s.  With the balloon sleeves, gathered bodice, and twirly skirt, the Liesl dress is a little girl’s dream!

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Coming soon to a gazebo near you...

Made from sheer fabrics such as chiffon, organza, batiste, or voile, this dress is the perfect Easter dress, flower girl dress, or birthday party dress.  And unlike grown women who must invent an excuse to sew themselves a Liesl dress, little girls have the ability to wear a twirly dress for nearly any occasion without looking overdressed!

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There's nothing cuter than a little girl twirling around in a pink dress!

If you have a little girl who is participating in a Sound of Music theater production or sing-along event, this is the ideal Sound of Music children’s costume for the occasion.  Or for an outrageously fun family picture, you could even sew matching mother-daughter or sister Liesl von Trapp dresses!

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The hills are alive with the sound of giggling

I’ll let you know when the pattern is ready for sale in the upcoming days on our website, but until then I’m sharing a few pictures to tide you over.

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Until next time, "So long, farewell!"

And if you need a Liesl dress for your little girl to wear prior to the pattern’s release, I’ve listed a ready-made dress for sale over at my Etsy store.

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The real Liesl was rather silly, and this adorable little girl was certainly no different!

“Sincerely, cordially, affectionately,”
Katrina – http://www.edelweisspatterns.com
P.S. To read more about the original Liesl’s Dancing Gazebo in Salzburg, Austria, click here.
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