Vintage Sewing

My version of the "dirndl dress"

July 11, 2009

I’m a little bit late, but here is my answer to the “dirndl dress” question.

I sewed three 1950s dresses with dirndl skirts this year. One is Simplicity 3429 which I made twice.

I do own a few vintage dresses. At least 3 have a true dirndl skirt. A few of the others dresses have pleated skirts, but they are made from two rectangles too.

I try to post pictures of them on my blog in future, because I think it’s always interesting to see how things are done back then.

You can read more about Simplicity 3942 and “dirndl dresses” in general here.

  1. I looks great 🙂 Pretty fabric too yes! I found I had a skirt piece cut out from ages ago from the fabric I wanted to use for my 'dirndl' dress so I cheated & used that instead. I has gathers at the top though…does that count?? ;D

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