Heidi’s Dirndl

“Heidi” is my version of the classic Dirndl style dress which is so popular in Germany. My version features lacing up the front to add charm and style and the skirt uses two fabrics to add a bit of fun and visual interest. This little dirndl looks perfect with a peasant top underneath. You can also add a cute little apron and even a petticoat underneath which can peek out from under the skirt to add even more whimsy. This little dirndl will be a wonderful addition to your little girl’s closet and she is sure to turn heads when wearing this stunning little dress.

Sizes 3-12

This adorable dirndl pattern is designed with every sewer in mind. If you are new to sewing or a seasoned pro you will find this design fun and easy to put together. My patterns are filled with detailed instructions and lots of illustrations along the way to help you along the way.

Downloadable E-Pattern

Completed sizes of Heidi’s Dirndl

          Size                  3               4               5               6               7               8             10          12
           Chest                22”            23”            24”            25”            26”          27”           28”         29”
 Shoulder to Hem        21”            23”            25”            27”            29”          30”           32”         34”

All sizes are based upon an average child. However it is very easy to customize this design simply by adding or subtracting an inch or so from the skirt to achieve your desired length.

Fabric Requirements

          Size                   Fabric 1           

              3                      2 yards                    
              4                      2 yards        
              5                   2 1/2 yards        
              6                   2 1/2 yards  
              7                   2 1/2 yards  
              8                   2 1/2 yards
             10                  2 1/2 yards
             12                  2 1/2 yards

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          Size                   Fabric 2           

              3                     1/2 yard
              4                     1/2 yard
              5                     1/2 yard
              6                     1/2 yard
              7                     1/2 yard
              8                     1/2 yard
             10                    1/2 yard
             12                    1/2 yard

In this example Fabric 1 will include the bodice and the skirt.

In this example Fabric 2 will

be the skirt band


5 coordinating small buttons
Ribbon for lacing
Matching threads
Rick-Rack or trim (optional)

A complete list of all supplies needed to make this dirndl is included inside the pattern.

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