“First Adventure” Girls Overtunic with Belt
Short-sleeved linen dress for kids
Get ready for fun with our brand new collection for children: “First Adventure”. As parents ourselves, we know how important it is for clothing to be durable and comfortable, which is why everything we designed is tested by our kids! Every item in our children’s range has the same attention to detail and quality construction that you’ll find in our adult clothing, so it’s now easier than ever before for your whole family to be incredibly stylish!
This overtunic is quite generic when it comes to medieval inspiration. We wanted to make a garment that would look at home both in a Viking encampment or high medieval village, so we didn’t want to make anything too specific to one time period. This dress should be ankle length on the wearer and has short t-shirt like sleeves that have been split up the middle. There is lots of room under the arms for sword fighting, dancing, and other kinds of play, and the whole dress fits loosely to give you room for movement. The neckline is quite a wide rounded shape, and the dress is available in two different sizes. Sizes 98-128 of this dress also include eyelets and lacing at the left shoulder and sizes 134-152 include lacing at both shoulders to ensure that your child can fit their head through comfortably without the neckline being too wide and falling off their shoulders.
This dress has been embellished with beautiful trim along the sleeves, neckline and bottom hem, which frames the rest of the fabric and really makes it look wonderful! A belt is included as well which will allow you to get the right fit around the waist - it is up to you how tight you choose to tie it. The belt is made from a contrasting color of linen with a strip of matching trim running down the middle and should be long enough to wrap around the waist twice before being tied. The bottom of the belt has a cute little fringe.
We chose 100% flax linen for this garment because it’s our favorite fabric to work with for adult clothing as well! Linen is all-natural, breathable, and even though it starts out a little bit stiff, after a wash or two it becomes lovely and soft. All of the seams of this tunic are very well finished, and we have done our best to hide any overlocking and make every seam as durable as possible. The same seamstresses who work on our adult collection also craft our children’s clothes, so the quality is just as good!
When purchasing medieval clothing for your child, keep in mind that modern clothing feels very different from medieval garments. Modern clothes are often stretchy and include technology such as zippers to aid going on and off. When trying on on their new medieval clothes, we recommend having a conversation first about how they’re going to feel different from their everyday wardrobe, so that they’re prepared for things to feel a little bit odd at first. Due to linen being a non-stretch fabric, we recommend that they put their arms in first and then “dive” into the head hole. If they put their head in first and attempt to stretch the fabric to fit their arms, they may get stuck due to the rigidity of fabric!
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Pay attention to one important thing: most kids, especially when it comes to smaller ones, are used to wearing way softer clothing, which is usually made of extremely soft and stretch fabric. So there is a chance your kid won't be happy dealing with medieval clothes limitations and natural fabric early on. As we experimented on our own kids, statistically all of them get used to this after a while – normally when linen gets softer and shapes a tad on the owner's body. But please be very conscious about it in the beginning and make sure your kid is really comfortable with the medieval costume. We tried our best to make this clothing as comfortable and loose and flowing as possible, but natural fabric and ancient patterns have their disadvantages, so the final decision is on you: we can't guarantee that any kid will be comfortable wearing our medieval clothes.
- 100% flax linen;
- Short split sleeves;
- Crafted specifically for children;
- Ankle length;
- Long belt;
- Wide neckline;
- Lacing at the left shoulder in size 98-128;
- Lacing at both shoulders in size 134-152.
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