January 22, 2010

Dirndl Inspiration

Today I spent the morning with a dear friend of mine sewing German Dirndls. We have been talking about making them for months, so we finally we decided to just go ahead and start. Yesterday I spent some time searching for inspiration, and came up with a large number of wonderful pictures.

First of course, I looked at the Sound of Music. Maria's dresses are truly lovely.

Here are the current von Trapp family singers wearing German Dirndls for their performance.
This one I found up for sale on the German version of Ebay. It would probably be saved for special occasions.
Here's another one from www.ebay.de. Disregarding the unflattering pose, I love the bodice front with the lacing. Here are sweet matching dresses that look easy to make.

As for the accessories, I love the Edelweiss necklaces,

And these amazing stockings!
And how could I not resist sharing these adorable pictures of the children!


SisterlyLove said...

Oh! I love those! Especially the orange one. Pretty! :)
I can't wait to see what you make.

mlaiuppa said...

Where did you find those socks! I'd love to go the the original site where you found that pictures.


Adelheide said...

I found them in a google image search, but looking again, I found that they are actually a knitting pattern from this site, http://shop.strato.com/epages/61452880.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61452880/Products/SP08

If only I had that knitting skill!


Qoreader said...

Hi there.
Could i take some of pictures for my college students?

thanks for the response.

Adelheide said...

None of these images were taken by me and I don't claim ownership of any of them.

Thank you.