A Rare Custom Dirndl

Earlier this year I joined a women business owners’ Facebook group that introduced me to Rare Dirndl.

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I was intrigued by Erika’s fresh take on Dirndls, and when she had a sale, I decided to check out her storefront on 5051 N Lincoln Avenue, as my cousin is about to have a Dirndl wedding in Bavaria.

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Billing herself as “more than your Oma’s Dirndl,” I was drawn to the modern and whimsical twists of her designs that I perused on Instagram. 

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Taking her quiz on Dirndl style is super fun.

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I borrowed a lovely traditional Dirndl from my cousin several sizes (and hairstyles) ago, but am not sure her collection will still fit me. So I took the plunge and got my own Dirndl fitted by Erika.

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We picked colors and she set to work. A few weeks later, I got a lovely fashion board with my new Dirndl. Erika offers numerous tips on Dirndl fashion in her newsletter  and publishes Ausgezeichnet with German related news and resources.

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A quick trip near Diagon Alley brought me back to the shop to try it on. 

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I love all the details on it, and that in addition to a ribbon Erika gave me a chain to tie around the bodice.

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I’m looking forward to the wedding even more now!

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Maybe I’ll make custom accessories too.

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One thought on “A Rare Custom Dirndl

  1. Waike Brangan says:

    Love it Maike. One day I will get a new dirndl from Erika. Intrigued by your name sine my name is Waike.

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