This is my "milk maid" pose.
The dirndl is by a brand called Hammerschmid and I picked it because it was made of natural fibers, wasn't too flashy or expensive, and I liked the color combination. The blouses are sold separately and I was surprised to learn that they end right underneath the bust, like a crop top. That seems to help reduce bulk and keeps things tucked in.
I love the hooks for the corset lacing--they're open at the top, making them a cinch to thread the ribbon through. Genius!
The bodice back has piped princess seams.
The gingham apron has large pleats rather than gathers or shirring, which is what I've noticed on more traditional aprons.
A big thanks to my friend Melanie, who took these photos in her backyard, which I can almost make believe is in Austria somewhere! She also gave some great art direction having to do with "getting intimate" with the flower garden.