Saturday, September 19, 2015

Dirndl blouse

Making an ensemble for Oktoberfest from fabrics I had on hand. I love this dotted Swiss handkerchief weight fabric, and this is for the blouse. I don't have a ruffle foot, so I improvised and just tried to be uniform in feeding extra fabric every other stitch. The ruffle alone took an hour just to gather up. It's not perfect, but it's still going to be cute, I think!

The sleeves will go on tomorrow and I'll finish it probably tomorrow night. :)


drjim said...

Very creative!

My Mom was an exceptionally good seamstress, and specialized in making "barbie doll" clothes and hand-made Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, so I know how much effort doing nice work like you're doing takes.

Anonymous said...

Lovely work. I prefer a little heavier fabric for my dirndl blouses, but that should be comfortable and cool. :)


Dennis Tsiorbas said...

From a photographic perspective, I love this, but no seamstress am I!