When Princess picked “My Favorite Things” as the song she wanted to sing for the school talent show this year, I knew a dirndl was in order. Using a tablecloth I thrifted ages ago and a couple matching pieces of fabric from “the stash”, I had everything I needed. I even found an unopened, European Burda pattern for the exact style I wanted in my stack of thrifted patterns (good thing I somehow deduced there weren’t any seam allowances included on that pattern). The only thing I was missing was a matching zipper…which I didn’t figure out until too late…so it got a bright red one…straight up the back.
And the talent show? As her unbiased mother, I think it went wonderfully.