Every year, my girl’s school celebrates “International Children’s Day” with a program and potluck lunch with food from around the world. The kids get to dress up like children from another country. Since we have German blood in us, I made these darling dirndles. (in 2002)
Dress: bodice is black velveteen with ribbon trim sewn down front on either side of buttons/buttonholes (silver buttons ordered fom internet site that imports stuff made in Germany) skirt is green velveteen, and apron is made from white eyelet edged fabric with same ribbon trim weaved along hemline and then attached to 3″-4″ wide satin ribbon which ties in a bow at the waist. Blouses are purchased from Laura Ashley.