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!