I had lunch with a friend today (who I just found out is preggo, YAY!!!!) and I’m in a bit of a silly mood, so I decided to don my cowboy boots & this dirndl skirt I recently made. A friend of mine found these boots in a vintage store in Melbourne a few years ago, and bought them for me as they were my size, fate!! Also wearing: Vintage bangle from my MIL, Swarovski broach a gift from same friend. The skirt is made from vintage fabric, and has one of the many beautiful buttons my MIL got for me in Paris as the closure, I love love love it!! Oh yeah, and please forgive my tragic hair… it’s A-grade crazy today. One of the unfortunate things about having curly hair is that it has a mind of it’s own… and sometimes, you just can’t control it, no matter what you do!
In case you don’t know, a dirndl skirt is basically a skirt with a gathered waist. The concept comes from traditional german costume, isn’t that cool? Anyway this is one of the simplest and cutest skirts to make, as you just need to be able to cut rectangles for the pattern pieces. Seriously who can’t do that? I think it makes it a really great beginner project. I’ve made heaps and they always end up being total wardrobe staples.
Anyway, if you’d like to make one too, here’s a downloadable pdf tutorial for my dirndl skirt (it also includes instructions on how to make a dirndl skirt from a pillowcase, if you have jumped on the bandwagon and fallen in love with raiding your linen closet!).