Dirndl und Trachtenbluse

In a couple of weeks I’m attending a German Beer Hall themed party. I thought about buying a dirndl but at $50 for polyester mission brown monstrosities from Episode with no chance of ever wearing it again, I thought I’d make my own.

It has been a hoot searching for pictures online to use as reference:

Oooh, saucy:

Can’t guess why they appeal to the menfolk. Puzzling:

And my personal favourite for its subtlety and artful, gentle mastery of the genre: