|Lena Hoschek Röschen Dirndl|
Here's another Lena Hoschek design that uses just the herzruche around the neckline. The effect is stunningly simple.
|Lena Hoschek Kiritag Dirndl|
Other typical dirndl trims involved origami-esque hand pleating, like this Sonja Fellner design:
I especially love designs that incorporate the contrasting apron fabric into the bodice trim.
|Lena Hoschek Cordula Dirndl|
My vote for the best trim name? Froschgoscher, which is translated to "frog lips."
A good online resource for making ribbon herzruche is Kenneth King's article "How to Make Ribbon Trim." However, you will need a Threads Insider membership to view the entire thing. King, in his turn, recommends the book The Artful Ribbon by Candice Kling.
Other potential book resources (I say "potential" because I don't have them to look at) are Fabric Manipulation by Ruth Singer and The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff.
Readers, have you ever made your own dirndl trim? Do you have any resources to share?