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I need help. I am part Swiss and I have been searching for years to either purchase or have made a Swiss church dress costume. We came from Bern on myMothers side. My grandma used to make us one every year for the Swiss festival and they were beautiful. After she passed away my Aunts threw the patterns away!!! I am 70 years old now and time is getting short. If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated!!
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I need help. I am part Swiss and I have been searching for years to either purchase or have made a Swiss church dress costume. We came from Bern on myMothers side. My grandma used to make us one every year for the Swiss festival and they were beautiful. After she passed away my Aunts threw the patterns away!!! I am 70 years old now and time is getting short. If you can help in any way it would be greatly appreciated!!
Hello and welcome to the forum. I'm quite uncertain what you mean by Swiss church costume. Was it something along the lines of this?
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Re: Swiss church dress costume

Berner Sonntagstracht or Festtagstracht?

As Canton Bern is quite big ans so there a local varieties of the Tracht. So sad to hear that the patterns were thrown away. They might have had some historical value.


As you can see from LiB's link they can be quite costly.
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Berner Sonntagstracht or Festtagstracht?

As Canton Bern is quite big ans so there a local varieties of the Tracht. So sad to hear that the patterns were thrown away. They might have had some historical value.


As you can see from LiB's link they can be quite costly.
No worries, if it's that, I know somebody who knows somebody who can do it much cheaper.
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Re: Swiss church dress costume

Here are some Berner Trachten available on tutti.ch

https://www.tutti.ch/de/vi/bern/klei...racht/35287903

https://www.tutti.ch/de/vi/bern/klei...racht/33329197

https://www.tutti.ch/de/vi/bern/klei...racht/37902157

https://www.tutti.ch/de/vi/bern/klei...racht/35774077
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Re: Swiss church dress costume

OG, we need to first establish, whether that's actually what OP implied. Furthermore, OP is in the U.S., how on earth do you reckon, that somebody will fork out over a grand for something, which they're not able to try on, let alone size it properly.
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Re: Swiss church dress costume

The woman has Swiss roots in Bern. She could always ask someone there she knows. These things aren't as impossible as you think.

As for the price, that decision is alone hers. Trachten are expensive but the joy of having one can be immense.
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The woman has Swiss roots in Bern. She could always ask someone there she knows. These things aren't as impossible as you think.

As for the price, that decision is alone hers. Trachten are expensive but the joy of having one can be immense.
That doesn't mean that she knows people here, as otherwise she wouldn't have asked strangers on a forum.
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Old 07.07.2020, 19:22
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Re: Swiss church dress costume

Hutchison, any chance you know what village in Bern your mother was from? There are many clubs called Trachtengruppe and they probably have patterns that are specific to where your family comes from.
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There are many clubs called Trachtengruppe
Most Germans refer to one specific club when they use that word...

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Most Germans refer to one specific club when they use that word...
Never heard that. Interesting
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Most Germans refer to one specific club when they use that word...

I've heard Trachtengruppe used for the fire brigade. The word for the police is something far uglier.
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