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Picante Dirndl

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When I was a kid, I loved comics.  I was a big fan of the "what-if" and alternate reality issues that comics would sometimes print.  This idea of "what if's" popped into my head as I posted about this past week's MATS Bolt Fabric Assignment, and it wouldn't let go. What if... I did make a dirndl out of my own fabric? I imagine it looking like this!  I used Burda's Dirndl Pattern 8448 as the basis for this visual mock-up. I think that would be really unique to wear to Oktoberfest 2015! Please note that I do not have any...

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Half Circle Skirt, Oktoberfest 2014

dirndl DIY Oktoberfest sewing

At the end of September, I was scrambling to make an outfit for Oktoberfest that fit.  A friend graciously gave me an extra "miede" (bodice) and I made the skirt and apron out of some beautiful trachten fabric.  The skirt is a super-crisp Trevira wool blend that is cool when you need it to be and warm when you need it to be.  I lined the side-seam pockets with a bit of nylon lining fabric so the pockets wouldn't stick to any leggings, stockings, or petticoat I might wear. Project Details Skirt Pattern: Burda Dirndl 09/2011 Apron was self-drafted

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