Earlier this year I joined a women business ownersâ€™ Facebook group that introduced me to Rare Dirndl.
I was intrigued by Erikaâ€™s fresh take on Dirndls, and when she had a sale, I decided to check out her storefront on 5051 N Lincoln Avenue, asÂ my cousin is about to have a Dirndl wedding in Bavaria.
Billing herself as â€œmore than your Omaâ€™s Dirndl,â€ I was drawn to the modern and whimsical twists of her designs that I perused on Instagram.Â
I borrowed aÂ lovely traditional Dirndl from my cousin several sizes (and hairstyles) ago, but am not sure her collection will still fit me. SoÂ I took the plunge and got my own DirndlÂ fitted by Erika.
We picked colors and she set to work.Â A few weeks later, I got a lovely fashion board with my new Dirndl.Â Erika offers numerous tips on Dirndl fashion in her newsletter Â and publishes Ausgezeichnet with German related news and resources.
A quick trip near Diagon Alley brought me back to the shop to try it on.Â
I love all the details on it, and that in addition to a ribbon Erika gave me a chain to tie around the bodice.
Iâ€™m looking forward to the wedding even more now!
Maybe I’ll make custom accessories too.