How to Remove Pit Stains from Dirndl Blouses

How to Remove Pit Stains from Your Dirndl Blouse

It's a common problem that us ladies don't like to talk about, but Oma's love to try and solve... yellow dirndl blouse armpit stains. Picture it... you've had your brat sandwich, you have your beer in your hand and a lovely gentleman in Lederhosen asks you to polka and you'd love to say "Why yes, Mr. Handsome, I'd love to," but then you remember that when you lift that right arm to dance with him... dun dun dun. It's the pits! But, you are not alone in this battle...  
March 05, 2019
Maternity Dirndl with No Mama Drama

A Maternity Dirndl with Absolutely No Mama Drama

I've been asked many times about custom maternity dirndls, but spending $800 on a custom dirndl that you may only wear once didn't seem right. But, I have a solution! 
February 19, 2019
Why should I spend a lot of money on a Dirndl when I’m only going to wear it once?

Why should I spend a lot of money on a Dirndl when I’m only going to wear it once?

That is a great question my friend, and one that I hear quite often. I actually heard it from a woman just last week. Let’s call her Abby. Here is her story:
September 28, 2018
How to Throw your own Epic Oktoberfest Party!

How to Throw your own Epic Oktoberfest Party!

In June the news broke that Oktoberfest in Munich was once again cancelled. 😭😭😭 But that got me thinking... it's time to bring the spirit of Oktoberfest to our own backyards!

September 18, 2018
6 Tips for Breastfeeding in a Dirndl (and a step-by-step how to!)

6 Tips for Breastfeeding in a Dirndl

After giving birth to my son, I was getting kinda antsy to wear my dirndl again. It had been a solid 10ish months that I was unable to fit into my dirndl so when the time came and that bad boy zipped up, I was very excited. But then I realized that I was going to run into some issues when it came to nursing my son.
February 06, 2018
Oktoberfest Makeup Tutorial (in 8 minutes)

Oktoberfest Makeup Tutorial (in 8 minutes)

Whether you are going to THE Oktoberfest in Munich or one of the many local Oktoberfests throughout the US, in my personal opinion, I think it is way more fun to wear a dirndl (or lederhosen) than not to. People frequently ask me, “What shoes should I wear?” “How should I wear my hair?” “Do I need special socks?” “How should I do my makeup?”

September 18, 2017
The Trick to Tying the Perfect Bow for your Dirndl Apron

The Trick to Tying the Perfect Bow for your Dirndl Apron

If I had a dollar for every time someone said, "I need to learn how to tie a bow like that!" or "You tie the most perfect bows", I'd have like... a lot of dollars. Anyway, I'm going to teach you how to tie the perfect apron bow and the trick so you can tie it perfect every single time, whether you are tying it for yourself or someone else.

September 12, 2017
Get the Most Out of Oktoberfest Munich: 7 Hacks for the Oktoberfest Newbie

Get the Most Out of Oktoberfest: Hacks for a Newbie

Confession: I, Erika the Dirndl Maker, have never been to Oktoberfest. I've been to Munich many times, but never during Oktoberfest. I secretly feel like a bit of a fraud, but that's why I don't give out many great tips and tricks about that particular fest. BUT... 
August 29, 2017
how to mark your beer so you know it's yours

Trachten Trend Alert: Mark Your Beer

You know what's the pits... hanging out at an Oktoberfest with all your friends and then not knowing who's beer is who's! I mean, yes we are all friends here, but... I'd like to keep my beer to myself [thank you very much].  

June 01, 2017
Dirndl Do's and Don'ts: What Bra to Wear with Your Dirndl

Dirndl Bra Do's and Don'ts: What Bra to Wear with Your Dirndl

Choosing the perfect bra for your dirndl is absolutely essential. As the founder of Rare Dirndl, I can tell you that the right bra can make all the difference in how your traditional German Dirndl looks and feels. The right dirndl bra is going to make or break your Oktoberfest look

April 18, 2017
But What If I Don’t Want To Wear a Dirndl? - 3 Easy Ways to Dress Up for Oktoberfest without a Dirndl

What to Wear to Oktoberfest if You Don't Want to Wear a Dirndl

There are many reasons you might not want to wear a dirndl for an event. Maybe your dirndl is too tight or too loose and you haven’t had a chance to get it altered. Maybe you feel like at this particular fest you might be the only one in a dirndl and that idea makes you uncomfortable. Maybe your simply not feelin it or maybe you don’t have a dirndl (yet)
September 27, 2016
Where to Tie Your Dirndl Apron

Where to Tie Your Dirndl Apron and What Does it Mean?

Did you know that where you tie your bow on your apron can tell people about your relationship status? True story. According to tradition, a bow tied on the right means...

August 02, 2016