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Topic: It's a strawberry! It's a Dirndl! It's a Strawberry Dirndl!!! (lots of pics!)  (Read 18312 times)
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« on: September 25, 2011 11:11:26 AM »

Hi everybody!

This is my very first post and I hope this will work Wink

So yes I'm from Germany and yes I'm from Bavaria, but no, this was not made to wear it at the Oktoberfest (I do not intend to go there, it's expensive, too crowded and there are way too many drunk people)

It's been a while ago when I made my very own and special Dirndl that no one else has. And of course: there had to be strawberries Smiley
I found a dirndl pattern at the flee market for only 30 cents, the fabric is from Ikea, so the whole thing was around 15 Euros (around 21 dollar).  ("cheap" dirndls in the store are around 90 Euros!)

I'm not that new to sewing, but usually I have to open seems, sew them again and reopen them again. Often my works stay unfinished because I loose interest while opening and sewing one seam the 1000. time Smiley
But: this dress, the apron and the blouse only took a weekend to make. I didn't make any big mistakes and it really went on fast.

It was the first time that I stitched that much. And fortunately: no blood actually dropped on the fabric Cheesy

Here are pictures of the finished Dirndl. I think I'll make a new blouse. This one is a little too big, and if I don't pay attention (what could happen after the second "Ma" beer Wink ) you can see... well... actually... my boobs would slip out of the dress Cheesy
And here some pictures of the finished dress, apron and blouse:

Close-up of the stitching on the bust. It was the first time that I stitched that much. And fortunately: no blood actually dropped on the fabric Cheesy

More close-ups

The whole dirndl. Here you can see the red apron and the stitching on the hem (that really seemed to take forever! I wanted to wear it on a fair and worked on it the whole night before! .. ok not the whole night, but it felt like forever Cheesy )

Tell me what you think about it Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011 11:15:09 AM »

Yay for first time posters!

You did an excellent job!
And it looks great on you. I love all of the details.

PS: I'm from the Netherlands, but never knew this kind of dress was called a dirndl.

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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011 11:19:55 AM »

It's adorable and so are you! Great first post!

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011 11:20:17 AM »

Beautiful dress.  And it looks fabulous on you! 

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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011 11:22:45 AM »

So beautiful! I love the strawberries and the colors are wonderful on you! And I can't believe this only took you a weekend to complete! If this is your first post, I can't wait to see what else you have to share with the community!

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011 12:01:31 PM »

Wow!  I can't believe how fast you made that - it is adorable, and very cute on you!
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011 12:15:36 PM »

Thanks everybody! you just made me blush Smiley

green is my favourite colour and it's a perfect contrast to my hair Cheesy

What I forgot so write: it's simple cotton fabric. I guess that helped finishing it so fast Smiley

PS: I'm from the Netherlands, but never knew this kind of dress was called a dirndl.

@BeaG: I have relatives in the Netherlands! Smiley I just posted another project-post: a baby-blanket-quilt for my dutch cousin's baby Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011 01:43:16 AM »

I love your Dirndl  Shocked 
(actually , I was born in Alsace , very close to Germany...and I remember a Burda magazine with a pattern like that...unfortunately , I don't have it any more...)

you rock !!
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011 03:27:36 AM »

That's quite cute....good embroidery!
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011 11:39:54 AM »

Super cute!! You did a great job on it!

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