Saturday, August 7, 2010
My Oktoberfest costume!
To define dirndl: "The dirndl consists of a bodice, blouse, full skirt and apron." --Wikipedia (here's the rest of the article. Very interesting.)
Now, on to the vest:
Concerning the skirt: It is constructed like this one. (You'll have to scroll waaaaaaaaaay down, as it was a loooong post of mine :)
Concerning the missing apron: I didn't end up sewing the apron. I left it for last.... and then decided that my outfit didn't need it. In fact, if I had stuck to my original plans, it would look pretty plain.
Patterns used: Butterick 6196 for the vest. I'm wearing a 18th century shift (or chemise) I've had on hand for years for a blouse/slip..... and as I mentioned before, the skirt is simply two rectangles of fabric, gathered, and sewn right sides together with a waistband. Then I slip stitched the waistband on the other side so that the raw edge of the skirt was covered. The waistband overlaps a few inches and is fastened with two buttons. Comments are welcome if this is confusing.
Pics courtesy of my younger sister Amelia (THANK YOU!!!!). She's getting VERY good, yes? :)