A favorite at Renaissance Faires and Oktoberfests, this three-piece outfit enhances the maiden in you! The Dirndl dates back to the Renaissance and is one of the few regional costumes still worn extensively in Austria, southern Germany and Switzerland. Variations include knee-length or low-calf length, dirndl bodice with high or low-neck, high or low-neck blouse, and an apron. Pattern features many options for detailing, ruffling, ruching, and shaping. Information included about authentic detailing, custom fitting, and adapting garment for Renaissance costumes. Suggested fabrics: For the Dirndl, choose medium to heavyweight cotton, silk, wool, velvet, or corduroy. For the Blouse and Apron, choose light to medium-weight cotton, silk, rayon, or blends. The Apron is also nice in taffeta. Misses 8-16.