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Added Oct 2, 2007

by kihli

Zurich, Switzerland






I always wanted to make my own bavarian dirndl for the Munich Oktoberfest, and now I just managed it. It was really fun to sew it, with masses of fabric for the ample skirt part. I modified a pattern of the Burda Special “Modische Trachten” from 1989 to have buttons in the front instead of a zipper in the back and added white cotton linen at the bodice.

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    Sep 16, 2010, 07.59 AMby hand-quilter

    Wow that is amazing!

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    Apr 20, 2009, 04.42 AMby gedwoods

    You’ve done I marvellous job on this, Kihli! I’ve used this as an “Example creation” for my fabrics international wiki article on cotton

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    Oct 4, 2007, 05.03 AMby emilykate

    I’m all jealous, my country is too young, we don’t have a national costume. If we did I would like if it was as flattering and beautiful as your dirndl :o)

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    Oct 4, 2007, 03.25 AMby helenay

    Beautiful. Now you just have to put on the “Kropfkette” and voilà – a “Bayrisches Madl”. Ist ganz toll geworden. Viel Spass auf dem Oktoberfest!

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    Oct 3, 2007, 12.11 PMby arisews

    Ohhh how cool! Isn’t it fun to have a handmade outfit at festivals and the like for everyone to fawn over? Well done!

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    Oct 3, 2007, 10.24 AMby mirela

    Super! Those buttons are TDF!

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    Oct 3, 2007, 09.09 AMby benedikta

    WOW, most impressive.

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    Oct 3, 2007, 06.17 AMby lilo


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    Oct 3, 2007, 04.57 AMby myk

    I love the smocking on the skirt..so perfectly done :)

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    Oct 3, 2007, 02.59 AMby littleladyluxe

    This is superb!

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    Oct 2, 2007, 06.00 PMby stepanka

    that is sooo cute and well made too.

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    Oct 2, 2007, 03.18 PMby fashion1

    looks great! i love the buttons, too! i know to buy a good dirndl is very expensive (my sister live in munich and is a dancer in the “hofbräuhaus”), so you did a great job to sew one. Viel Spaß auf dem Oktoberfest!

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    Oct 2, 2007, 02.59 PMby kallers

    Beautiful! I love the buttons and your fabric choice. Shouldn’t you be holding a couple of beer steins, though? :) Viel Spass!

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