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!