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Christmas Dirndl - Burda 9509

Added Mar 16, 2013

by balllisaann

Seattle, Washing...






I was hoping to finish this dirndl for Christmas, but missed and got it done right after new years. Ahh…, next year. It took me about three weeks to make the blouse, dress and apron.

I made a size 4 and it was really tight on my not-even 2 1/2 year-old. I had to work really hard to button all those tiny buttons done up on a squiggly girl. BTW, putting buttonholes on velvet is really hard. The material doesn’t feed well, so if you have wash away stabilizer, try that.

I didn’t know it until after I cut the material, but those cute blouses are only half blouses. Next time I’ll make a longer one so she can wear the blouse more.

The bodice back is a “V” and I had to cut the back piece in half as the directions called for. Next time I’ll make it a rounded back and keep it one nice piece.

The front of the dirndl dress has a slit and the pattern had a square notch. I took the pattern literally and worked really hard to put a nice square notch in, but now that I know what it’s for, would have preferred a slit.

Can’t wait to make a spring dirndl now!




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Polyester


Burda 9509

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    Mar 17, 2013, 05.39 AMby kah

    I used a heavier weight linen for the one I made and had issues with the buttons too. I think the yoke portion of this dress would be best in a lighter fabric so the button holes are easier to deal with. My 9 year old needs help buttoning this dress because of this issue.

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      Apr 30, 2013, 04.31 PMby kwest

      Hi, I’m unsure about the sizing since I haven’t used a Burda pattern before. I want to make this for my nine year old grandaughter. May I ask what size you used for your nine year old?

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      Apr 30, 2013, 05.52 PMby kah

      kwest, I made a 122 for her. She really is about a 128, but so thin, I can get away with a smaller size as long as I lengthen it a bit. Find out your granddaughter’s height in centimeters, and you will have what size you want to make.

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      May 1, 2013, 08.50 PMby kwest

      Thank you so much for response! The sizing was confusing to me!

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    Mar 16, 2013, 10.25 PMby flowergirl22

    that is so cute,, really suits her,, I think she knows it to.

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      Mar 17, 2013, 04.09 AMby balllisaann

      The photographer took a gazillion shots. Trying to get a picture of her is like trying to get a picture of leprechauns, or the tooth fairy.

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    Mar 16, 2013, 09.28 PMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous outfit and your daughters adorable in it x

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    Mar 16, 2013, 09.24 PMby liliv-1

    Hi:) your daughter is such a cuttie! Her outfit is very well sewn, I like very much the compination of fabrics and colors. This plaid is to die for!

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