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!).