I have wanted to sort out some authentic Viking clothing for aaaages, and I finally got around to making, and (mostly) completing my first outfit!! It's been a work in progress pretty much since January, and I wore it for the first time at an event at the start of May. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. (Please note - the brown linen underdress was one I bought as I am absolutely rubbish with dealing with sleeves
So the many layers are -
Khaki green linen underskirt.
Brown linen underdress.(Not made by me)
Blue woollen apron dress, lined with linen.
Tablet woven belt from natural dyed wool.
Brown woollen hood, lined with linen, and with silk embroidered patch.
Embroidered linen Jorvik hood. All the embroidery has been done in silk. (You can see more info and pics here on the needlework board - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405364.msg4773843#msg4773843
Green woollen cloak with fur trim.
Green linen bag.
2 bronze brooches.
Silver mjolner necklace.
2 strings of handmade glass beads, with pendants. Which can all be seen in the picture below. As usual, I am pulling a ridiculous face, but is the only photo were you can see the Viking bling
All the many many visible seams were hand stitched with linen thread and took several days to complete!!!
And here's a close up of the embroidery on the woollen hood -
There is more info and pics for this on the needlework board here - http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=407714.msg4809006#msg4809006
This outfit was so much fun to wear, and so so comfortable!! It was an absolutely freezing cold wet weekend at the event, and this outfit did keep me nice and warm. Much warmer than my modern clothes did anyway. I do want to add an embroidered band to the top of the apron dress, but totally ran out of time before the event and it is still half finished. Hopefully I'll get it completed and stitched on before my next event
Thanks for looking, V x