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dirndl pattern

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


{new dirndl pattern from burda style.}

I'm quite tempted to get this pattern. I love the color combinations and prints. Also reminds me of that Vogue Italia magazine I talked about before. In fact, that magazine seems to go along more with fall fashions than spring. Perhaps one of these days I will actually get on the ball and make some clothing inspired by those fashions like I said I was going to do in the summer.

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  1. Wow, Anna, great minds think alike! I've been thinking lately that a dirndl pattern would be exactly right for the folky-European ethnic-mid-19th century look I'm trying to create. I would be curious what colors & fabrics you'd use to keep this from looking too costumy?

    I've always loved the dirndl look. I actually grew up with these, since I spent my childhood in Austria. I may have to imitate you and get that pattern as well.

    Silvana

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  2. That's funny! I thought of you when I saw this pattern! I knew you were going for a bit of a new style this fall and thought perhaps this went along with it. I was going to just email it to you then thought I'd post it to the ole blog. :)

    I'd have to think of the colors. I really love the colors they chose; the green and blue combo. But I'm not sure if that would be too costumey looking. Hm... I guess I'll have to spend some time on a few fabric websites to get a better idea. I think it would be cool in 19th century printed cotton. I would definitely wear this paired with those Bramble boots I got last fall.

    Only thing with this pattern is I'd have to go print it off or print off a ton of pages and tape them together. Which might be OK, but it's always time consuming. hmm...

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  3. How cute. I used to have a real one when I lived in Germany. I loved it but I stopped wearing it when I moved to America. Kinda outplace in the deep south. Could totally get away with it here in PA. But in Gettysburg, I might just be mistaken for a farb. :)

    -Loretta

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  4. Anna, I tried downloading patterns from that site but had no luck. Some kind of technical glitch. The full size pattern isn't that much more expensive at Joanns & in fact may cost less if you factor in the cost of paper and ink, not to mention the time it takes to print, cut, paste, etc. I also have the Austrian Dirndl pattern from Folkwear, which isn't that different.

    I might do a dirndl dress in wool with a turtle neck sweater -- that wouldn't be too costumey, do you think?

    Silvana

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  6. Yeah, I tried to download it too and it didn't work. Poo. Maybe they will get it fixed. Do you think they have a pattern full sized or can you only get this pattern on the burda style site? I guess I don't really have time to make it right now anyway, so I'm gonna wait a bit. I've still got that 1880s jacket I'm dying to make! I suppose it would help if I ordered the pattern first... ;-)

    The dress and turtle neck I don't think would be too costumey. Of course it always helps to just try it on and see what it looks like. I'm not even sure how I'd do it. But yeah, I can see a white blouse might be a little costumey lookin'.

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  7. That's really so very pretty! I may have to snag it at Joann myself. I've always loved dirndl styles. I haven't the faintest idea where and how I'd get away with wearing it, though. Must ponder. I really like the smocked effect on the apron and the back waist of the skirt.

    By the way, I adore your bramble boots. I want my own so bad!

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  8. Responding to the post above, I believe I'll make one out of a black rayon faille for a transitional jumper. I'll find a non-dirndly button, maybe something in black on black with a texture, and wear it with a patterned 30s print blouse or a striped lawn.

    Silvana

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  9. Silvana, I love your idea of using the black faille for the dirndle and pairing it with a '30s print blouse or striped lawn. Brilliant. I might have to go take a trip to JoAnn's tomorrow. You know, on my way to pick up coffee. I'm out of coffee and I forgot to pick up some tonight! Horrors!

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  10. Great idea, Silvana. (This is Ginger, BTW.) I've got some 1930s-style blouses that don't get enough wear. Maybe I can make one in lightweight wool.

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  11. I know this was posted in '08 but has anyone made one yet? Do you have your pictures? I'm looking into making myself one. =-)
    -Tausha

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