Nordic Dirndl and Apron
Nordic Dirndl & Apron

As this magazine is being created right at the border between Switzerland and Germany with a view to the Black Forest and given the forest theme, this issue just cannot come without a dirndl. A wearable dirndl that is. It is suited for the everyday, because it is stripped from the folk costume elements and reduced to its core shape. A feminine shape that looks great on every woman with its tailored bodice, which defines the waist, and the circle skirt. It does not matter if you live high up in the north or in an altogether non-dirndl country. Just enjoy the feeling of wearing a flattering dress. 

While folk costume elements are taken away from the dress itself, a major element comes back in with the apron. A very special apron, because this one is knitted. A gorgeous lace pattern in the middle section is surrounded by two equally pretty lace borders and garter stitch lines in contrasting colours. It is constructed like a traditional Shetland hap, with the difference that the borders are knitted on three sides only. By knitting the borders around all four sides of the middle section, you could indeed turn the apron into a very fine hap.

Design Nordic Dirndl & Apron by Heike Burkert