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Added Oct 17, 2012

by taketina

Dresden, Germany






Since I started sewing some years ago I always was fascinated by technics that are needed for vintage and traditional clothers. I love the look of handmade/handstitched dirndls of Lena Hoschek and other european designers. This autumn we made a tour through austria – the perfect moment to sew my own dirndl.

So far I never worked so much hours and with so much handstitching on a sewing project like I did for that dress – maybe you can imagine it during looking some of the pictures that shows details from the out- and inside of the dress. I used a pattern of a german dirndl-magazine and read a lot about traditional sewingtechnics in books and the internet. It took so much time, but I enjoyed the hole workingprocess.

Because a dindl isn’t really typical in my home country I made some alterations, so that it looks like a 50’sStyle-Dress without the apron and the blouse. In the last pictures you can see two variations I can wear the dress this way. Like the apron the red and the yellow tie-belt are handmade, too.

Underneath the dirndl I wear a white dirndl-blouse – I bought it in a shop for traditional costumes in austria – and a black petticoat of Lena Hoschek. In the background of the pictures you can see some traditional cloths and fabrics I also bought during my holiday for new projects. I’m looking forward to some more handstitching and detailing projects.

Material Notes

black cotton with little white dots and small roses
yellow cotton with flowers as lining and for the tie-belt
stripes of black and white gingham to work the pleats
red cotton wit little black flowers for the apron and the tie-belt
buttons, ribbons and cottonlace for the details




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Vintage

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  • Burdacomprofil_large

    Jun 9, 2013, 04.28 PMby leokadia

    Dein Dirndl steht dir fantastisch! (Lena Hoschek hat schöne Modelle.) Selbst beschäftige ich mich seit kurzem mit Rüschen-Näherei und anderem in der Trachtenmode in Bayern. In meinem Atelier findest du auch ein Dirndl, wenn du schauen magst. VG leokadia

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    Oct 24, 2012, 04.42 AMby flowergirl22

    oh i love this one,, I used to have a little traditionall red and black one,, when I wa 10,, all grown out of it now,, looooooooooove it

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    Oct 21, 2012, 11.20 AMby eliseanna

    Really really well done! Fantastic details, your hard work paid off! I made a Dirndl this year for a fest too, but only got as far as the skirt and apron :)

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    Oct 18, 2012, 08.38 AMby janul

    omg, so beautiful! you look stunning and all the pieces you made are breathtaking! I bet it took lots of time.

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      Oct 18, 2012, 10.28 AMby taketina

      Thank you! (: Yes, a lot of time, but I enjoyed it so much to see how the dress “grew and grew” with every step.

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    Oct 18, 2012, 06.56 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    we are currently in black forrest and i am completly in love with dirndl! this one is great and you did a fantastic job! i suits you very very well!

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    • Jonglage_1_large

      Oct 18, 2012, 07.56 AMby taketina

      Thank you! And have a nice stay in balck forrest!*

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    Oct 17, 2012, 08.42 PMby kihli

    You did a great job on this very nice dirndl! I made one, too, and it’s really a lot of work, but so rewarding, don’t you think?

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    • Jonglage_1_large

      Oct 17, 2012, 09.32 PMby taketina

      Yes, I think so too! I can’t remember another dress I was so proud of because of all the handstitching work. (: Is your dirndl published in your burdastyle studio?

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