Folkwear Patterns with Timeless Style
#123 Austrian Dirndl Dress
A favorite at Renaissance Faires and Oktoberfests, this three-piece outfit enhances the maiden in you. Variations include knee-length or low-calf length, dirndl bodice with high or low-neck, high or low-neck blouse, and an apron. Pattern features many options for detailing, ruffling, ruching, and shaping. Information included about authentic detailing, custom fitting, and adapting garment for Renaissance costumes.
Suggested fabrics: For the Dirndl, choose medium to heavyweight cotton, silk, wool, velvet, or corduroy. For the Blouse and Apron, choose light to medium-weight cotton, silk, rayon, or blends. The Apron is also nice in taffeta.