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The dirndl apron is the essential finishing touch to any dirndl or Landhausmode. This custom made dirndl apron is available in a choice of two beautiful fabrics, in one size. You can make your own dirndl apron, with your design printed on the front of the apron, finished with an elegant white satin ribbon. The classic cut of the dirndl apron will compliment any blouse, and skirt or dress combination perfectly.
Design a custom dirndl apron to add the perfect finishing touch to a traditional German dirndl, or a modern Landhausmode. Choose from stiff, medium weight Monroe Satin, with smooth and fluid draping or soft, lightweight Panama Flo for a springy fabric with a slight bounce to it. Both textiles are poly-blend materials, woven using spun yarns and opaque, however Monroe Satin has a shiny surface whereas Panama Flo is matte.
Stiff and shiny, Monroe Satin is a poly-blend material which uses spun yarns in the plain satin weave. A medium weight fabric with smooth and fluid draping, great for keeping in warmth.
Soft and matte, Panama Flo is a poly-blend material woven from spun yarns. A half panama and durable weave, this lightweight fabric is very taut, and perfect for a summery impression.
Your label, your brand
Planning on selling your designs? Add your brand name and information to a fabric label for a truly professional, personal touch. Each label is as unique as the garment you design it for, so you can even customise it with your customer's name or a personal message. Custom fabric labels are perfect for ensuring care instructions are passed to your customers and for building your brand and becoming recognisable.
Style it With
Your custom dirndl apron will compliment your outfit wonderfully by itself, especially for a more summery feel using the Panama Flo fabric. If you are aiming for a more autumnal look, use the Monroe Satin fabric and pair with our headscarf - in silk - for traditional German "Seidentuch" headgear.
Wash at 30°C, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
What parts of my custom made dirndl apron can I design?
You can not only choose the fabric that your custom made dirndl apron is made from, but the front of the apron is made from a single piece of fabric which is entirely your own design. The tie is made from a 1 metre white, satin ribbon, however the rest of the apron is customisable so you can truly make your own dirndl apron.
How is my design printed?
We use a process known as sublimation printing, which provides a wonderful finish. The inks penetrate deep into the fabric's fibres and are permanently fused with the fabric. This gives you vivid colours and amazing quality. We print your design directly onto the fabric of your choice, and then use that piece of fabric to create your apron rather than butting the fabric to shape and then printing. This provides a seamless result.
Will my apron crumple and crease?
It won't. Both the Monroe Satin and Panama Flo fabrics are fantastic for not creasing. The stiff feel to the Panama Flo makes the fabric easy to manipulate and holds its shape well, returning to its natural state with little to no creasing. Monroe Satin returns to its regular shape if you simply lay it flat. So you can enjoy your own custom design, on this beautiful dirndl apron crease-free.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi; this means that no resizing of your file occurs, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What is gsm?
Grams per square meter (gsm) is the unit of measurement used to measure the weight of a paper or fabric. This measurement uses the weight of one square metre (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a fabric. We classify fabrics of 10-100gsm as light (fabrics for summer, fine silk), fabrics of 101-249gsm as medium (most fabrics for clothing) and fabrics of more than 250gsm as thick (upholstery and other specialised fabrics).
What is the bleed area?
When creating your product, it is important to make sure that your image is a little wider than the size needed. In printing, the bleed area allows you to obtain a borderless print. We would advise filling the blead areas, maked with a red checkered area, to ensure you don't end up with white edges. You should make sure that you do not put important details within the bleed area as these will quite likely be lost.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Can you perfectly join two separately printed panels?
We always try to provide the utmost precision in printing and manufacturing. However, due to unavoidable stretching or movement of the fabric at the time of sewing, we can not guarantee a perfect alignment of the pattern on the seams of the garment. Generally we are accurate to 2-3mm, which is sufficient for most reasons but can pose minor problems with patterns or geometric designs.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Is it possible to print your own label?
Most of our clothing is made with a label space. You can print your label and add information about your brand. If you want to sew your own labels, we offer customizable labels of different sizes.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?
We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
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Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.