Making Stuff: A “Maria” Dirndl

by This is Carrie on June 27, 2011

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.

She didn’t seem to mind.

And the talent show? As her unbiased mother, I think it went wonderfully.



Kage June 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Brava! Love! Did you have a karaoke track?

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

yeah, I bought the kids karaoke track off of itunes for 99 cents.

Ali June 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

YEAH! A SINGER! A girl after my own heart! Congrads Cutie! You did wonderful, keep up the good work! Love Auntie Ali

Sarah June 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm

She was adorable, tell her the internets said she did a great job.

oh, jenny me
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June 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

awesome!! one of my favorite songs of all time. i sing it to the youngest every night (it’s in a 4 song set hand picked by her.) and i sang it as a my first solo in solo & ensemble contest back in 7th grade.

jonita mortensen June 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Well, Lucy, this was better than nothing since I couldn’t get you to sing for me in person. SOMEDAY maybe?

Let’s have a talent show at Lopez. I know you’ll sing for a crowd.

hannah singer June 29, 2011 at 3:32 pm

adorable!! i love the colors, everything about it!!
can’t wait to meet you at blog sugar! xo

Emma April 24, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Beautiful girl, beautiful dress, beautiful voice.
I love it! What patterns did you use?

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