A dirndl is a type of traditional dress worn in Germany and especially Bavaria, Austria and South Tyrol. It is based on the traditional clothing of Alp peasants. Nowadays, the Dirndl is often seen at traditional festivals, the most famous being Oktoberfest.
With this pattern you can create a button front or lace-up front dirndl. Both options have a mock front and the dress closes with Velcro in the back.
The blouse is a crop top that is closed with snaps in the back and is worn underneath the dirndl.
The apron completes the traditional dress.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: • Dress and Apron - Medium weight woven fabrics - Cotton, quilter’s cotton. • Blouse – Traditionally white in color - Light weight woven fabric – Light linen or cotton.
-Buttons - 1/4" – x4
-Ribbon – 1/8” Wide – 11.5”
-Fabric – Insert – Remnant 2.5 x 3”
-Fabric - Dress – 7.5 x 43”
-Fabric – Blouse – 14 x 18”
-Fabric – Lining – 5.5 x 16”
-Fabric – Apron – 8 x 21” or Fat Quarter
-Elastic - 1/4" Wide – 8”
-Elastic - 1/8” Wide – 18”
-Optional: 1/4" – 1/2" Wide lace and ribbons to add as embellishment.
-Velcro – 3.5” (5/8” width – cut in half to get about ¼” wide)
-Marking pen or pencil
-Bodkin or safety pin
-Iron and ironing board
-Optional: Glue Pen
Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate
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