"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.
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Hi how long does this take to be made
Dear Kyra, manufacturing time and shipping time is listed in each listing description. It is 37 days for this costume plus standard shipping takes at least 3 weeks. However, if you need it by some specific time, we recommend to select express shipping and leave a comment to your order with the deadline.
Are these the only colors available for the aprons?
Hi Ayrcyia! You may check all available colors for the apron here Apron “Ingrid the Hearthkeeper”
Hello, I really love this entire outfit. Does the beaded necklace come with the costume or can I purchase it separately? I didn’t see it in the jewelry section.
Hi Jennifer! The viking beads/necklace doesn't come with the costume, it was made specially for the photo shoot and not available for purchase, unfortunately.
Absolutely love this combo! Fabric is wonderful, they are really not too heavy when worn together. I got the blue dress and the green apron. My only complaint is that the green appears a bright kelly green in photos but is much darker in reality.
What currency are the prices on your website in? I am interested in buying the "Ingrid the Hearthkeeper" tunic and apron set, but would like to know what the price will be in CAD. Thanks!
Dear Lauren, all prices are in USD.
Hello! I am interested in ordering this. What is the typical leeway time for orders to be processsed? The Con that I'm going to is in the first week of November (:
Dear Bri, we can make and deliver your order on time if it is placed before the end of the week. Please leave a comment to your order with the date when you need the outfit so we could make sure you receive it on time.
Hi! How do I come in contact with support team for changes in colors? I want to know if this is possible before i order so i can put it in my comments while ordering. thanks in advance!
Dear Ritska, kindly contact our support team via firstname.lastname@example.orgSource: https://armstreet.com/contacts.html
My fiancé and I are having a Viking inspired wedding next summer. Although we are going for as authentic as we can, we would like a modern twist to it as well. We will be doing a handfasting, have Viking Horns, Roasting a Pig, etc.... My question is really about a wedding dress. I am looking for something that is a little more dressed up/fancier than the traditional linen dress. I do like Costume “Ingrid the Hearthkeeper” but I am curious to know if you have anything else that would work for a more flattering look? Do you guys do any custom work at all? And possibly something that will not be too hot as it will be in the middle of June.
Dear Celeste, kindly contact our support team with the dress you would like us to make so we could confirm we can make it.
Oh and I also forgot to ask if I would be able to use other colors instead of the options that you have listed, based off the list that is linked in the below comments?
Hi Celeste, yes it is possible.
Is it possible to have the sleeves made 2/3 length, and stop just below the elbow instead of going all the way to the wrist?
Dear Jordan, unfortunately, it is not possible for this tunic, sorry.
Is it at all possible to get the apron dress is a red color?
Dear Haley, yes it is possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order.
Hi. If I order this in a pre-made size, and get the express shipping, will this arrive in Norway before August 10th?
Hi Lise, yes standard shipping time to Norway is 4-5 weeks. Express shipping takes 8 days.
Hi. How would you describe the yellow colour? Is it strong clear yellow or is it more like honey/ochre? I’m asking because I’m considering a yellow apron
Dear Inger, our linen colors are pretty bright. You may check them all here.
Would it be possible to order this with brown apron, olive green dress and regular green trim?
Dear Freya, yes it is possible. However, the tunic won't look good with green accents that is why we do not offer such color combination.
Hi! I have this costume in blue and green, but I've come to wonder how to wash it? Do you have any specially recommended instructions for this? Thank you in advance.
Hi Johanme, please check our Care Guide here. In general, hand washing is preferrable.
This doesn't seem to be available in natural flax tunic and brown apron any longer. Is this colour combination not available anymore?
Dear Sarah, we have some brown linen left so you are most welcome to place the order for any color available and leave a comment to your order that apron should be in brown linen.
Is this still available to custom order in any color linen from the fabrics/trim page by entering it as a comment, or are we limited to the flax/blue/green?
Dear Nuri, yes, please simply tap on the "More Colors" button to select required color combination.
Hi! I may be missing it somewhere, but can I ask which belt the model in the brown and yellow themed dress is wearing? And to double check; she seems to be wearing a white chemise (?) under the dress. Would it be recommended to do so? Is it anything more than an additional, possibly more comfortable layer? Or would that be considered the "underwear" of the outfit. Sorry if this is confusing, thank you!
Hi Juniper, the model is wearing Ingrid belt. The chemise is shown in natural linen.
I have gone back and forth with all of your dresses and I have finally decided on this one but I don't see a custom size available for this dress...I am very tall and just need a little extra length. Can we do that?
Dear Willow, this is the listing for the costume in custom size. Please simply add this listing to your cart and fill in all the required measurements at the checkout.
Love this dress!!!!
Do you have pictures of the other color combinations? Could you send any to me if you do. Thank you.
Hi Suzi! We do not have such pictures, but our support manager can take them for you. Please let us know which color combinations you are interested in.
Hi - I notice on the Ingrid Hearthkeeper underdress, there appears to be ties. Are these on the tunic sold with the apron dress for the set, or is that on another underdress that needs to be purchased separately? Thank you!
Hi Tess! The underdress chemise can be purchased separately here.
Hi I would like to purchase the Ingrid Hearthkeeper dress & apron set in a size 4. If I go into the items individually it gives me the option to order off the shelf for presumably immediate shipping, but in the combined set it asks me to put in my measurements & quotes 54 - 57 days manufacturing time. I would like these for an event in February but don’t want to have to pay extra for ordering them separately. Is there any way you can help me please? Many thanks.
Hi Ceejay! Please simply order the set and leave a comment to your order that it is needed in size 4 and we will ship it immediately.
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.
In regards to this outfit, if I were to leave a comment in the purchase specifying the Ready to Ship size that I wear, and those pieces were in stock, would the set be shipped out quicker or would they still need to be made?
Hi Alaina! We can ship the pre-made tunic and apron right away. Please simply leave a comment to your order with the desired size for the set.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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
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I have this set in Green and blue and it is so Beautiful and so well made - The under dress has more volume than I expected and it is gorgeous the way it wears !! I am saving up for the brown and beige set !!
My first Armstreet clothing purchase, and definitely not my last. The custom sizing made this fit like an absolute dream, and its so comfortable and beautiful
I absolutely love the Viking women’s collection. Proper cloth and solid construction make these clothes that can actually be worn and worked in, which I absolutely do, baby in tow.
I am in love with this dress! The fabric, the sewing.. It is everything I hoped for! I even got another colour trim which suits better for my liking. I never felt prettier! And the dress is just amazing. Wish I could post a picture to show how wonderful it twirls. I will forever recommend Armstreet to my friends for amazing clothing like this! Source: https://m.armstreet.com/store/medieval-clothing/viking-dress-and-apron-ingrid-the-hearthkeeper
I ordered this dress in a custom size and colour for the apron (burgundy) both pieces fit perfectly and the different colour choices looked amazing.
I took the custom option for the dress I was excited to receive it, but decide to take the normal shipping option. I notice that once the shipping was done, I had no option to track it. The only information I had was that it left the company. I wrote an email to armstreet and they said that they didn't know why it happened. But with all the Covid-19 going on, I knew it was a special situation. I finally got the dress and the colors are perfect! I'm so in love with the dress, I like the quality and all the measurements are fit to mine. The only thing that I notice is that circumference of the arm are a bit tight. When I hold my tankard, it gets really tight over the elbow and down to the hand. But I can manage that because the dress is simply amazing!
BEAUTIFUL! This truly is just as beautiful as in the photos. The craftsmanship is lovely and very comfortable. The fabric is wonderful quality and the design is perfect. I couldn't be happier! Also, the customer service was great! I ordered this costume custom made. There was a mix up on the sizing, so I sent it back. In following their instructions on how to correct the sizing, they made a new one without question and it arrived in perfect condition with the new sizing! I couldn't be happier and am excited to wear my Ingrid dress for years to come!
I feared the apron would be heavy and drag me down over the dress. Not true! Both pieces are great!
I have been eyeballing and drooling over this set ever since it was released and I finally got enough saved to purchase it and could not be happier. The custom sizing was spot on, the material was an absolutely beautiful quality linen. Everything is so well stitched and made it’s beyond worth the price. When I had questions the crew at Armstreet was very quick to respond and help me, even when I needed to change the mailing address last minute. I cannot wait to put in my next order.
I did the custom order option of the Ingrid the Hearthkeeper dress. 1 - cause i'm a curvy full figured gal that falls into multiple sizes 2 - my brother & i love going to renaissance fairs & representing our different heritages and we like to match our costumes. I emailed and asked if i could get this in black and red fabrics, got a super friendly response telling me that it wouldn't be a problem. I sent in with my measurements. This dress fit amazing! Quality is outstanding, linen fabric is what i'd call a lighter/medium weight. Not see through or super thick and heavy. Will be perfect for AZ ren fairs. The tunic would also make a great dress without the apron, if i ever wanted to change the look up. I'm so happy i found Armstreet. My brother got Bjorn woodsman tunic & linen viking pants in blacks & reds. He's 6'4" so it was a custom order. Excellent quality on those items as well. He couldn't believe how comfy the pants are and that they went the extra mile with gussets in the arm pits for ease of movement.
I ordered the dress in white and brown apron combination. I thought I could fit a standard size 10 but I sent my measurements with the order and the wonderful folks at Armstreet custom made the dress from my submitted measurements. I am so glad they did! The dress is perfect-the fit is wonderful. The dress is really beautiful and the craftsmanship is stellar. Thank you Armstreet team. Will be ordering again!
The dress arrived and it was absolutely perfect. Fits perfectly. Very responsive customer service. Loved it so much went back and ordered the chemise that goes with it
I am in love with this dress! The fabric, the sewing.. It is everything I hoped for! I even got another colour trim which suits better for my liking. I never felt prettier! And the dress is just amazing. Wish I could post a picture to show how wonderful it twirls. I will forever recommend Armstreet to my friends for amazing clothing like this!
Best dress I've ever got so far! The details are beyond expextations, the measurements were excellent and the fabrics are the best , especially if you want to experience some winter larp events! Will definitely buy from Armstreet again and of course already suggested this wonderful site to my larp friends !
My apron dress and underdress arrived today. They fit perfectly, are well made, and are very pretty. I am pleased with your work and materials and plan to order more things in the Spring. Thank you!
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
Bought "Ingrid the Hearthkeeper" a while back and finally got to wear to a festival today! Love it!!
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.
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!
hello like to Thankyou so much beautiful Ingrid hearthkeeper apron dress set beautiful colors love it as always
Thanks for the review, Avalyen!