I was in a blogging slump last fall; who knows why? So I've been playing catch-up with a few items that I missed.
A bright green dirndl with an apron? This ended up being one of those outfits that got worn non-stop until cold hit. I guess it was the perfect combination for a 6 year old of actually wearable clothing and fairy-land attire.
You can see the details better without the apron. It's a basic button-front bodice with a gathered skirt. I faced the neck and armholes with bias tape.
The center front opening extending down a few inches into the skirt into a sort of placket wasn't Burda Magazine's best design feature, in my opinion. It wants to gape horribly because there is no closure. I added some snaps AND a hook and eye, but it still doesn't sit quite right. At least the apron covers that up. If I were to make the dress again, I'd end the placket at the waist, although the dress would be hard to squeeze into because there isn't much waist ease.
I was pleased with how well the print matched on the button placket, but lining up the print on the skirt and bodice didn't happen at all!
Dirndl dress and apron: Burdastyle 9-2010-134