Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sewing: Dirndl Skirt with a Stitched Polka Dot Apron


Are you ready for this variation on a theme? I kind of love it! This is Tess's birthday party skirt. A Dirndl Skirt with a stitched polka dot apron.


I couldn't resist this idea when I was working on her party invitation. It looks so festive. I used the Riley Blake Designs chevron print in yellow for the skirt, and came up with a new variation on the Dirndl Skirt Apron--a flat apron (the original two versions are gathered), which makes the perfect canvas for embellishing. I added piping to the apron too for a little bit extra. 


The skirt is 72" of fabric--more than three times her little waist measurement! I love it extra full like this. I found the felt at my local Joann and from this beautiful Etsy shop.


I am adding instructions for this flat apron variation and the stitched polka dot embellishment to my Dirndl Skirt pattern, which you may find in my Etsy shop.

Birthdays are so much fun!

11 comments:

katie said...

That is so adorable!

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the momma (aka Shannon) said...

adorable! i was just thinking about a little skirt and attached apron combo for a pair of fabrics i have calling me from the stash ;)
awesome inspiration. thank you!

Emily said...

Darling!!!

Charity said...

Cute! I love how it matches the invitations. =)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That is really cute!

Bari Jo said...

I love how you coordinate your parties and the girls' outfits to go with them! You are such a fun mom! I enjoy reading all the fun you are planning for them!

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

that is so adorable! I can't wait to see the party!

Kristy said...

oh that is so gorgeous! Your fabric choices and colour palette are so lovely.

I love a dirndl skirt - so quick and easy to sew, unfortunately my 3 year old has now declared that they don't "work" because they don't twirl enough!

The Christexans said...

My two year old just pointed to the picture of your daughter in the skirt and said, "I need that!" She sure does. Adorable skirt. I love the piping around the apron.

kristin said...

I gasped when I sat this, I love it so much (just took a while to comment)! It's so bright and cheery and happy! Perfection.

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