"On these..., who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men"
Saxo Grammaticus (c. XII century)
Making this costume we tried to accentuate the beauty of the female figure, as much as viking clothing allows it with its free and floating cut.
Tunic. Traditional T-shape linen tunic decorated with contrasting trim, exclusive braid and dyed hemp cord. Tunic is quite spacious at biceps and narrowed to wrist, sleeves make it possible to be engaged in any daily chores. Wide skirt reaches the ankle and does not "sweep" the floor, does not limit the step and emphasizes feminine silhouette.
So does the apron. An apron is a signature Viking's women garment. Viking's apron is a sleeveless overdress worn with a pair of oval brooches. We used general idea of Hedeby harbour finding reconstruction and Shelagh Lewins illustrations but slightly improved the pattern making it a bit more complicated in favor of better look and fit.
We paid special attention to decorations and trims. The neck and the sleeves of the tunic are trimmed with a contrasting linen fabric and narrow trim with traditional Scandinavian ornament. Bottoms of both tunic and apron are also decorated with trim, specially designed for this costume, contrasting fabrics and dyed jute cord.
All these details and accents will make your character expressive and unique and will make you feel a dozen centuries younger.
Please note, that fibulas are not included.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
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Hi Armstreet, I have a question about the 'Ingrid the Hearthkeeper' dress and apron set. I have measured myself and am a comfortable size 4 by your size charts, and am wondering if the dress and apron could be made in that size without me supplying all the additional measurements on the order page? Or is that option only available if they are purchased separately? Thanks.
Dear Jess! Please simply leave a comment to your order that size 4 is needed and we will ship the set in size 4 for you.
Do you know where I might be able to purchase the viking beads/necklace?
Hello, the viking beads/necklace was made specially for the photo shoot and not available for purchase, unfortunately.
Is it possible to do the tunic in a burgundy linen and the apron in green with the trim from the noblewomen's XIV century woolen dress? If so, what shade of burgundy would it be?
Hi Carrie! Yes, it is possible to make this dress with Sansa trim. You are welcome to check all linen colors here
Do you have these in stock or do you have to order/special make,
Do you sell the strings of beads for the Ingrid outfit?
Hi Laura! The necklace is not available for purchase, unfortunately.
Hi, do you have a list of Linen colours that can be viewed for customisations? Kind Regards Annie
Hi Annie! Sure, all linen colors can be seen here.
Hello, First i have been meaning to write forever to thank you for my previous order and will add comments directly to the costume specific pages (everything was outstanding, perfect, wonderful!) - thanks so very much for your fantastic products and your unequaled customer service! Laura
For some reason it is not letting me enter measurements. What am I doing wrong?
Dear Melody, kindly make sure you have selected custom size option for the outfit.
Bought "Ingrid the Hearthkeeper" a while back and finally got to wear to a festival today! Love it!!
Hi! can the olive linen be used with this dress? Also, can the trims be changed at all? If so, what other trims do you have?
Hi Maureen! Yes, it is possible. Please check our trim selection here.
Oh! I also meant to ask if you can get side pockets added to the apron.
Hi Maureen! Side pockets are not possible for this apron, unfortunately.
Is it possible to order these without the ribbon-trim? I'd want to sew on my own cardwowen decorations.
Hi Jo! Yes, it is possible. Please simply leave this comment to your order.
Can you make this in a child's size say for a six-year-old? If so how much would that cost?
Hi Odin! We can make it for a child if she is taller than 44 inches (110 cm)
Hi Armstreet Is there a way to have the Viking "Ingrid the Hearthkeeper" Apron and Dress special without being limited to those 2 colours of blue and green? Or is the special just for the 2 colours? Many Thanks Sarah
Sure, it is possible, just mention the preferred colour in the comments to your order.
I just bought this combo and it's amazing! One question (and I feel ignorant for asking) but how do you attach the fibula? Thanks! Jacquie
The fibulas should be attached to the shoulder straps, you should first tie the straps to the special loops and then just fasten the fibulas to the straps. You don`t need to use them to attack the straps.
Can I order just the apron?
Sure! The apron is available separately.
Is custom sizing available and what would the cost difference be? I do have my measurements.... Thank you!
We make plus size clothes, please let us know your measurements (full height, chest, waist, hips, biceps). Most likely we`ll need to ask you to pay some extra as plus sizes require more fabric and work.
Can the dress be made in burgundy with a green apron?
The dress can be made in Burgundy linen with Green Apron, please mention it in the comments to your order.
Hello! It looks like she's wearing a chemise with this dress and apron, is it the "Viking Linen Undertunic Chemise “Eydis the Springdancer”"?
The chemise the model is wearing is slightly different from “Eydis the Springdancer”, it's not listed on the website yet. The chemise "Eydis the Springdancer" will fit this set very good too, as the difference is imperceptible.
I was wondering what colours of brown would the dress or apron come in or is only the one shade of dark brown. Does the trim on the dress only come in the green and blue?
Yes, now we have just one shade of brown available, here's the swatch so you could see it better. As for the trim, this one comes only in green and blue, but it can be change to some of our other trims, please let us know which trim do you like.
where can I find the chemise that the model is wearing in the pictures?
Hi Ásta! Chemise is available here.
Is it still possible to order the apron on its own, and if so, what is the price of it? Many Thanks.
Hi Bríghid! Yes, you are welcome to order the apron here
Is there an extra charge for plus sizes?
Hi Stephanie! Yes, please contact our support team for details.
Can the apron be worn over a narrower dress such as the Red Elise dress, or is it too wide?
Hi Hayley! Sure, it can be worn over narrower dress.
Hello! I was wondering if this dress could be ordered, either as a special order, or with notes for a different color combination? Any information would be helpful! Thanks, Nicole
Hi Nicole! Yes, it is possible.
Can this dress and apron be made from blue and green wool instead of linen?
This costume cannot be made of wool, it's too thick and stiff for such a cut, sorry.
Hi! How wide is the trim on Ingrid and is it possible to get it on the Autumn Princess? I just have to say; your dresses are gorgeous!
Hi Mathilde! It is about 3.5 cm wide. Unfortunately, it is not wide enough for the Autumn Princess dress.
Can this set be made with any of the colors listed with the pieces as individual items? And can shipping be combined or reduced with a large order?
Technically this set can be made in some different colors, but please note the following:
If the preferred color combination satisfies these conditions - just mention it in a comment to your order.
Shipping of each subsequent item in your cart costs less. Just add all chosen items to your cart, and shipping rates will be combined automatically.
I was wondering if you have customer pictures of other colors? :)
This costume has not been ordered in custom colors yet. Please note, it can be made only in certain colors, as stated in comments below.
Well now I know what I'll be spending my paychecks on, but I've never been so excited at the prospect of not having money.
In my experience linen wrinkles badly and needs to be ironed at the dry cleaners. Is this linen like that? If so what about making it in cotton that does not wrinkle badly? I so love the outfit; however do not like to iron
Sorry, this costume cannot be made in cotton. Linen crumples easily, since it's 100% organic. Here are some tips to reduce wrinkles:
hello you have made amazing job making this gown set stunning I sent you photos enjoy. you will find me amongst the woods in flowers
Amazing look, Avalyen! Thank you!
Which belt is she wearing in the photos?
Model wears women's Viking belt with embossing. It's not available for order on the site yet, but should be listed soon. Stay tuned!
hello like to Thankyou so much beautiful Ingrid hearthkeeper apron dress set beautiful colors love it as always
Thanks for the review, Avalyen!
Is it possible to make the apron in red?
Nope, sorry. The apron can be made in brown, green, blue, black, orange, dark blue, yellow.
Can the apron be made without the lacing and without the split in the back?
Sorry, the apron cannot be made without the slit and lacing.
Can i get the apron longer in the back down to the tunic trim? Is it also possible to order it in other colors too? Both apron and tunic? The trim is then not needed if that's the only reason why not! The one you have in picture is very beautiful, there are just a few options in the color selection, that makes it difficult to order cause colors are not flattering on me Kind regards Tove Jannecke
The apron can be made longer for $25 extra, but over the entire circumference. Can not be made longer in the back and shorter in front, sorry.
The set can be made in some different colors, but please note the following:
Is it possible to change to different linen colors for the apron and the dress?
Jeez, you guys and making me want things. Next on my list of things I need to purchase.
Thank you! That's our job :)
*drool* I want this too