My Dirndl Doesn't Fit! Now What? - DIY Alterations
As seasons change, sometimes our bodies change too. It's only natural. But what happens when you plan for Oktoberfest or another German festival, or you want to wear your favorite dirndl to a picnic and it doesn't fit!
Sizing surprises are never fun and whether it's too loose or too tight, you only have two options:
1. To replace the piece
2. Alter it!
Luckily, most dirndl dresses (including all Rare Dirndls) are easy to alter.
Altering a dirndl can be an easy and affordable way to make sure that it fits you perfectly. And don't worry, you don't need to be a designer or a master at the sewing machine to alter your dirndl to being the perfect size!
Most dirndls have extra fabric in the bodice, hemline, and sleeves which makes it relatively simple for experienced seamstresses or tailors (or YOU!) to adjust the dress according to your needs.
For example, if your dirndl is too long, it’s easy to shorten it by removing the desired amount of fabric from both the bodice and hemline.
Don't make it too short though -- you still want to be able to dance in it all night long without fear of flashing anyone!
Additionally, if your dirndl is too tight or loose in certain areas, a tailor can take the dress in or out as needed.
With just a few simple alterations, you can make sure that your dirndl fits you snugly and looks amazing for your summer picnic or German festival.
Tada! Nothing's better than great fitting dirndls with firm bodices.
All bodies are beautiful and unique.
At Rare Dirndl we believe that all body shapes should be celebrated, and our range of dirndls reflects this belief.
Plus size customers can be sure that they will find the perfect fit through our comprehensive catalog of options, and even after purchase, our easy-to-use return policy ensures that you have complete satisfaction with your selected item.
Whether you are a first-time customer or an avid dirndl enthusiast, we have something for everyone!
Shop with us today and be sure to show off your beautiful curves in the perfect plus size dirndl.
And if you're not sure where to start, check out our blog, The Ultimate Oktoberfest Dirndl Style Guide and learn everything you could imagine and more about wearing and styling your dirndl.
We look forward to seeing you in our store soon and helping you find the perfect dress for any occasion!
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