"On these..., who had the bodies of women, nature bestowed the souls of men"
Saxo Grammaticus (c. XII century)
“Ingrid the Hearthkeeper” Set
Viking dress and apron costume
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.
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- 100% linen
- Exclusive trim
- Jute cord
- T-shape silhouette
- Skirt with four additional gussets
- Contrasting trim on the collar, sleeves and hem
- Two types of complementary trim
- Dyed jute cord
- Historical findings based design
- Trimmed bottom and top cut
- Trim decorated back lacing
- Double shoulder straps for size-adjustment
- Wide skirt
Important note about linen accents at bottom:
- Green and blue dress and apron comes with brown accents
- Brown apron and dress can be made with green or blue accents by your choice - please state what you prefer in order note