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Easy Peasy Liesl Dress - Kwik Sew 3675

Added Jun 29, 2011

by Pepper Toast

Vancouver, Canada






I wanted to make a dress similar to Liesl’s dancing dress from The Sound of Music…Ok, let me be more specific; I wanted to make a dress that was a very easy, very wearable nod to her dress!

Liesl Dress

So I set about making Kwik Sew 3675 for the 4th time

I made a simple modification to the pattern to get the desired effect:

Lengthen the skirt (1 – 1.5"). Sew the bodice to the skirt as per instructions. Add to additional elastic channels at evenly spaced intervals below the original elastic.
Insert elastic to the channels and adjust elastic lengths.
Finish all elastics as per the instructions.

This dress gets WAY more attention than it deserves when I wear it. It is just as comfy as a nightgown but the extra 2 elastics make it look very dressy.

I am wearing a slip made from the same material pulled WAY up to sit under the lowest elastic.

Check out my blog – SewSewStudio for info and links to Flickr and PatternReview.

Material Notes

Rayon Jersey, cotton elastic




Garment Type

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    Jul 8, 2012, 09.10 AMby leokadia

    Ein sehr hübsches Kleid. Wieviel Stoff hast du dafür gekauft?

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    Jul 1, 2011, 09.22 PMby Bati Bashiri

    well done! realy nice dress!

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    Jun 30, 2011, 06.42 PMby LimeSoda

    Lovely! And cheers for the pattern and details about your modifications as well. How long did it take you to make this dress? I can see it with long sleeves and in a heavier knit jersey fabric for Fall as well.

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      Jun 30, 2011, 11.24 PMby Pepper Toast

      Thanks for all your complements.

      This was the fourth! time I had made this dress. It took me a bit of time to figure out the best way add 2 more rows of elastic but once I had figured that out, it is a very fast dress. I would say about 2 hours if you have a serger as well as a sewing machine.

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    Jun 30, 2011, 04.52 PMby birthdaycake

    This is great! I love the look of the three elastic channels.

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    Jun 29, 2011, 08.24 PMby merbecky

    I may have to run out and buy this pattern today. I love it!

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