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Purple Dirndl

Added Aug 1, 2011

by schnecksche

Ulm, Germany




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Ever since I tried on a dirndl at a local fashion store, I wanted to have my own. After my friends and me went to the Oktoberfest in Munich last year (with four of the girls actually wearing dirndls!), owning a dirndl kind of became an obsession for me. And this year, with at least three visits to traditional fairs in southern Germany (the only place where a girl like me, from the North of Germany, can actually wear a dirndl without feeling utterly stupid), I can finally give in to my obsession :)

Material Notes

Cotton, 4 m, purple with pink pattern;

Silk taffeta (“Seidentaft” in German), pink;

Black piping, 4m




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Cotton, Taffeta

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    Aug 25, 2014, 08.37 PMby kaitiek

    I’ve been looking at this pattern and I am in love with your interpretation! The smocking on the apron and the trim around the neckline are really nice touches!

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    Dec 13, 2011, 05.11 AMby rshelly13

    Yours looks great! I am working on one myself. I can’t wait to wear it.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 12.45 AMby nouvellegamine

    very beautiful! i love dirndls too. they’re so sweet looking :)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 05.26 PMby farintastisch

    Sieht echt super aus, besonders die Schürze – man sieht echt, dass viel Liebe zum Detail drinsteckt. :) Hier im Süden sind Dirndl im Herbst wirklich nichts Besonderes, auch wenn viele (mich eingeschlossen) den Hype nicht verstehen. Aber gut, Stuttgart ist ja auch nicht München. ;)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.51 PMby janul

    looks great on you!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.11 PMby schnui

    Your dirndl is lovely and you look great in it. Such a special national costume!. The needlework that you have done on top of the apron is beautiful and I really like the braid or embroidery around the neckline of the bodice. Well done and continue to enjoy wearing your dirndl.

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