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Maria's 1930s Gazebo Dress

Added Jan 9, 2012

by EdelweissPat...

Portland, Oregon...






This is a dress I designed after many viewings of the legendary “Sound of Music” story. I have always loved those costumes, and this was my third dress design inspired by the classic film. After many hours of draping, grading, and sewing, I arrived at the final creation of Maria’s Gazebo Dress which has the same flutter sleeves, honeycomb smocking, and fitted belt that “Maria” wore for the “Something Good” scene.

It is actually quite easy to sew, and I made the belt adjustable so I can wear it tighter or looser depending on the day.

If you have never smocked by hand before, I put together a tutorial about it here along with pictures.

The bodice has a very flattering blouson effect, and overall the dress was so much fun to wear! I am hoping to wear for some lovely spring occasions this year, and it would be perfect as an Easter dress, party dress, or wedding guest attire.

You can see more pictures of my Sound of Music creations here

Happy Spring Sewing!

Edelweiss Patterns

Material Notes

I used a lightweight poly lining, along with two layers of blue chiffon to achieve just the right cornflower blue color.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Classic, Evening Wear, Vintage
Chiffon, Polyester

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    Jan 12, 2012, 05.11 PMby tirrs

    really nice!

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    Jan 10, 2012, 02.10 PMby MissHickory

    The drape is great on you dress. The color is perfect.

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    Jan 10, 2012, 07.32 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    lovely dress and beautiful pix!

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