I recently bought a copy of the wonderful Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing and haven’t been able to put it down! If you aren’t aware of Gertie and her work, you can find her and the glory that is vintage sewing here: http://www.blogforbettersewing.com
Anywho, in the book Gertie teaches us to draft a pattern for a dirndl skirt and to sew it up in a few easy steps. I couldn’t wait to try this out, and yesterday that’s just what I did!
This skirt was really easy to draft because it’s simply a large rectangle that is gathered at the waistline. Add a simple waistband, a side zipper, a bit of hemming and you’ve got yourself a skirt! Don’t you just love projects that come together quickly?
I used a cute red & white gingham cotton for my skirt which I recently bought at a thrift store for a steal! This skirt cost me almost nothing to make..can’t beat that!
Here it is folks, my finished skirt! Im really happy with the way it turned out and with how quick the whole process was. I will definitely be using this technique again. Thanks Gertie!
Until next time,
vintage lovin’ gal