Um… My Dirndl Doesn’t Fit! Now What?

As seasons change, sometimes our bodies change to. So, what happens when you try your dirndl on before a summer picnic and… o jeeze… it doesn’t fit! Luckily, most dirndls (including all Rare Dirndls) are easy to alter. Let me show you how!
The first step is to open up both the side seam and the area around that seam that connects to the skirt. These are usually the only seams that need to be altered.
grab that ripper!

Sew up the side seam to make it either bigger or smaller, whichever you need.

just a bit of sewing
Re-pleat the skirt so it fits the new waist size. Make sure the pleat is going in the same direction as the others. Then sew up the waist seam.
pleat the skirt


Last but not least, you’ll want to press your new side seam open to make it look professional.

press like a pro

Tada! Nothing’s better than a great fitting dirndl.

Don’t have a sewing machine or simply don’t want to sew, no problem! Since it’s a relatively easy fix, any dry cleaner who employs a professional tailor can alter your dirndl for you. But now you know how… juuust in case!

I’d be honored if you would help spread the word about Rare Dirndl and tell your friends and family that might be interested in being fresh, modern and edgy in their dirndl!


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