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Dirndl-Inspired Bodice | Burda 09/2018 133

  If you've seen me at a New York Historical Costumer Society event, there's a strong chance I was wearing my trusty Simplicity 8162 18th century stays - whether underneath an outfit or as a focal point in a witchy or hobbit ensemble. With a few spring Hobbit-themed events on my calendar, I decided to change up my usual Hobbit look with a dirndl-inspired bodice, something lightweight and comfy to wear at warmer picnics. I wanted to use all stash materials for this project. For the pattern, I modified the Dirndl 133 from Burda 09/2018. I used just the bodice pieces and pinched out excess fabric at the side front at side back seams to accommodate for not having sleeves attached. I also shortened the pattern by half an inch at the waist and tapered in the shoulder straps slightly.  My fabric is a 1970s-90s pink corduroy that was full of (water?) stains - huge brown blotches along the fold lines that not even 3 washes in Oxiclean could remove. I had to cut carefully around the un

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