German Traditional Men's Shirt
Added Oct 16, 2011
This is a so-called “Pfoad”, a german traditional men’s shirt. I made it for my husband just before we went to the Munich Oktoberfest. To make it a nice surprise for him, I took the measurements from one of his business shirts and put it together when he was not at home. Luckily, it fits him very well. The pattern is from an old Burda Special Magazine from 1987. As the pattern came only in two sizes and both were far too big, I had to downgrade the pattern, which went quite well and wasn’t as complicated as I thought. The only challenge with this shirt was to get the small buckhorn buttons. Finally, the always friendly saleswomen in my Bernina shop kindly ordered them for me, which I am very thankful for, because without the buttons the shirt wouldn’t have been the same, very traditional thing I wanted!
My dirndl which you can see on the third photo is self-made a few years ago, too! Perhaps for next year, I could make him a lederhose!
cotton, buckhorn buttons