Fw: Fw: Viking Apron Dresses
- This is some really great info. It is easy to understand and the
graphics are simple and well done. Thank you to Halla for sharing and to
Lady Morwenna for creating this useful rescource!!
Hi Gilia! I wrote to the gal who owns that site with the Viking dresses
we admire so.. (the pics) and I thought I would share her letter with you
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 3:53 AM
Subject: Re: Viking Apron Dresses
Greetings Lady Halla Eyvaldsdottir,
Thank you for your kind words, I always enjoy comments (nice ones) about
my site and costume questions. So you've just made my day.
For the red linnen version I
used http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/image/apdress.jpg, but one quite
similar is http://www.meridies.org/as/dmir/Costume&Fashion/0945.html .
To be honest, I do like both my viking apron dresses, but I am still
looking for a better way to construct them.
The wool version is more elegant in cut, but I used a wool which is too
thick, too stiff, it's not as elegant as it can be with a thinner
A good friend of mine made a version based upon the same pattern as the
wool version and it is extremely beautifull. She used a thin wool and
altered the pattern a little, she couldn't explain to me by mail or phone
just what she has done, so when I have time I will take a look at it
Tips use thin, nicely flowing fabric! Wool was problably the most perod
choice for the overdress, but linen was used too, and in my opion more
If you van get your hands an a copy of The Compleat Anachronist # 59,
Women's Garb in Northern Europe 450-1000 c.e. , I found it very helpful.
Affordable brooches and other jewellery, Sir Raymond's Quiet
Press http://www.quietpress.com/ !
When I get round to making the new and improved version of my apron dress
will post it on my website.
And I would love to see a picture of your outfit.
If you have more questions please feel free to email me.
Lady Morwenna of Morwenstow
The Shire of Polderslot
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