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The Wiesn Dirndl reinvented | by Grosgrain

Added Aug 30, 2010

By burdastyle

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We have a girl crush at BurdaStyle: We <3 Kathleen from Grosgrain. Today we’re spotlighting for a second time the playfulness and talent of this sewing wonder. Remember when Nora & Benedikta created the Wiesn Dirndl dresses— the traditional attire for Oktoberfest in Germany and Austria? Today Kathleen shares with us her Wiesn Dirndl reinvented, she coined it the Summer at the Country House Frock. We’re in love!

A while back Kathleen discovered a very cute dress on Modcloth.com, which was the inspiration behind today’s playful creation— her dress looks just like it doesn’t it? Bravo!

Material Notes

Materials 2 yards of fabric

1 yard of tulle & 2 yards of lace trim; or 2 yards of lace

Four buttons

18” invisible zipper





Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Rock, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Tulle


Creator of Variation
Creative Director of Featured Projects

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    Jan 15, 2012, 07.40 AMby Hornblenda

    It is really lovely :) I am new girl here and maybe it will sounds strange but where i can get patterns to this dress?

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    Apr 22, 2011, 08.47 AMby shelley .

    Nice :)

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    Sep 7, 2010, 01.19 PMby zesty-lou

    I LOVE this :) it is amazing!!

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    Sep 4, 2010, 09.16 AMby julia-shiroukhova

    Очень и очень милое платьице, но уж петли могли бы и синие пробить…

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    Aug 31, 2010, 08.42 PMby gandhi

    very nice dress. hope to design like that. like the details

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    Aug 31, 2010, 07.00 PMby bugsymalone1102

    soooo cuuutteee!!!

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    Aug 31, 2010, 06.47 AMby virginia Argumosa de poo

    It’s so beautifull, I want it! It’s adorable. :)

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    Aug 31, 2010, 02.26 AMby loyl8

    adorable. Octoberfest is coming up :)

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    Aug 31, 2010, 12.53 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Beautiful! A cute modern take on the traditional dress :) I love the photos and it’s so nice that you took the time to make up the instructions, thank you so much.

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    Aug 31, 2010, 12.15 AMby kimberleejean

    This is a perfect dress. I hope I can sew like this someday!

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    Aug 30, 2010, 09.12 PMby suribabe

    Another gorgeous project of yours..

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    Aug 30, 2010, 07.43 PMby bhs

    Love your dress, it is amazing.

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    Aug 30, 2010, 07.00 PMby seasidelaundry

    I could not love anything more-the concept thru the creation. Has every feature I adore. I am not embarassed by saying I prefer being a “copier” rather than a designer, but this ranks apex level!

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    Aug 30, 2010, 05.45 PMby grosgrain

    I’m blushing.

    Thank you burdastyle for the fabulous feature:)

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    Aug 30, 2010, 05.23 PMby wzrdreams

    This is a darling remake. I love Grosgrain’s photoshoots as well… it’s great to have so many varied and playful shots.

    May I suggest that you (Burdastyle and/or Grosgrain) save all the photos to be the same pixel width? That way they won’t get stretched when viewers use the “view all” option.

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      Aug 31, 2010, 02.09 PMby alden

      Hey Wzrdreams,
      Could you take a screen shot and email it to me? Its working fine for my browser: Firefox on mac

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      Aug 31, 2010, 02.24 PMby wzrdreams

      I would be happy to, however the pictures are behaving beautifully today with no stretching! :)

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