July 5, 2011
You know how I feel about dirndl skirts. So here is yet another version, this time in a flowing, sheer, summery butterfly print. I kept construction very simple. The fabric was 60" wide, so I used that as my skirt's circumference and placed the only seam at center back. I cut a length of cream lining fabric to the same measurements, and hemmed both pieces separately along the bottom edge. I basted them together along the top edge and gathered this edge to match my waist measurement. I sandwiched the gathered edge between two pieces of navy blue grosgrain ribbon, stitching along the top and bottom edge of the ribbon. I added a 7" zipper at the center back seam with an extended tab of grosgrain ribbon onto which I sewed a hook and eye. Easy as pie! The dirndl skirt has done me well, and I have plans for the next one: a salmon colored lacy Swiss dot cotton purchased on a recent trip to Mood.