--- In SCA-Garb@y..., "lisa" <rex-nest@k...> wrote:
> Okay, what is a "hangarokk" and where do I find pictures of this??
I'm intrigued! I looked in the photos section but didn't find
anything by that name.
look under photos/viking dress and there you will find a picture. It
is a wrap around type of dress. Much more practical (and more
authentic) than the much used apron dress
Is it listed as something else? Could you paste in a link to it?
I'd like to whip something up before Kris Kinder this coming
I have a description of how to make one of those on my homepage:
but I will summarize here:
Well basically the dress is not much more than 3 rectangles plus 2
triangles and 2 shoulder straps. for me (european size 38) the
rectangles are 47 cm wide and 110 cm long, the triangles (gores) are
inserted at the widest point of my hips and are thus 75 cm high and
85 cm wide at the bottom (height measured from tip to center of
bottom, NOT along the actual sides of the triangle). You sew the
rectangles and triangles together in such a way that you get an
overlapping type of dress. The shoulderstraps are sewn onto the back,
and the two overlapping front pannels both get loops (made of e.g.
lucetting cord), which are connected to the shoulderstraps using a
big brooch. So all in all you'll have three loops connected to the
brooch: 2 from the dress itself, and 1 frrom the shoulder strap.
Your sewn together-folded-out dress should look like this:
[ * * ] l are the shoulderstraps
[ * * ] * is where the gores are sewn in.
[ * * ] o is where the loops are sewn on
[ * * ]
[ * * ]
> I've got some pretty great beads and of course can be on the look
>out for more of that. I've got a nice hunk of linen in mint green I
>can use for my apron dress and I've asked the Calontir trim guy to
\>bring me some special stuff to Kris Kinder that has lots of
>metallic thread. My husband's garb will be black with
>black/silver/copper celtic beast trim. Unfortunately I can't wear
>wool. If I even try to sew on it I break out in hives and itch.
that's a pity... Probably lining the wool won't make much difference
to the itching...
Obviously for winter events I can line the wool with linen but I'm
hoping linen will be okay for our summer events like Lilies.
> I've found a lot of info to read on vikings, but haven't been able
to find much in the way of photos. Anyone have links to photos?
try our site: http://www1.tip.nl/~t401243/ww
Also, I'd love some book suggestions so I can get the Library to
order what I want. Decided on a new persona (Katrin Olgarde) but
hubby is still laboring over his name.
> Thanks for all the great advice everyone. This is lots of fun!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Marisca
> To: SCA-Garb@y...
> Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 5:56 AM
> Subject: [SCA-Garb] Re: 10th Century Viking Info Needed!
> > >
> > Lucky you. Easy sewing. Use wool, linen, and silk.
> enormous amounts of silk are not-done.. but little bits for
> decorating hems (Only sleeves and neckline!) are OK.
> Tablet woven
> > trim and embroidery for embellishments. You get to wear all
> > amber you can afford.
> and beads! Loads and loads of beads!
> Oh did I mention silver?
> Actually Viking is loads of fun but if you want to do it correct,
> without being a very poor peasant, you'll find yourself spending
> fortune on accesories!
> good luck sewing,
> ps I can really recommend a "hangarokk": they're nice, comfy and
> great to sew (I've put an old pic of me in my hangarokk in the
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