Viking wardrobe inventory / index

When I first started to think of a Viking-Age costume, I made a bit of a list of what I wanted to make/find/acquire, but I neglected to create an inventory of what I already have (or could adapt…) I wanted to do a bit of a post on that – mostly for my own sake. I intend to keep this a “living” document that I can add to when I need.

Underdress

*image still needed* White linen underdress – long sleeves, slit neckline, couched hem
Needs: brooch for neckline, long enough apron-dress to cover the embellished hem
Blue underdress swatch Blue linen/look/blend (need to look at this) underdress – t-tunic style, long sleeves, slit neckline
Needs: good to go
PinkPurpleUnderdressSwatch Pink/purple linen/look/blend (need to look at this) underdress – t-tunic style, long sleeves, square neckline, tonal bands on arms
Needs: Don’t think that the neckline is right, so maybe to be worn with a shawl or something?
BrownSwatch Brown linen underdress – short sleeves, slit neckline, no embellishment
Needs: brooch for neckline.  Short sleeves should be worn over a long sleeved underdress unless super-hot weather, or sleeve-messing work.
black linen underdress neckline Black linen underdress – long sleeves, slit neckline, embroidery at neckline and hem
Needs: brooch for neckline
Focus on neckline and cuff of new blue linen underdress Navy blue linen underdress – very tight long sleeves, slit neckline, silk cuffs, neckline and cuffs embellished with trim.
Needs: brooch for neckline
 Pale green linen under derss
 Drab grey-green wool under dress

Apron dress

Purple apron Purple linen/look/blend (need to look at this) apron dress –  orange/brown “tablet”-weaving trim, shaped arms, ankle length  Needs: Brooches for straps, optional beltPurple apron with orange swatch
Grey blue swatch Grey-blue linen apron dress – red silk trim, blue and white weaving trim, straight top, ankle length
Needs: Brooches for straps, optional beltBlue linen swatch with trim
Bright/dark blue apron swatch Bright/dark blue cotton batiste ‘bog dress’ apron dress – mid-calf length, gathered neckline
Needs: distance to look right.. LOL, brooches for straps highly stylized, not authentic.
New black apron dress, worn with new brooches, a new key, and a new festoon. Black linen apron dress – ankle length, silk and inkle-woven trim
Needs: brooches for straps, optional belt
Red linen apron dress - just missing the brooches! Red linen apron dress – ankle length, silk trim
Needs: brooches for straps, optional belt
Possibly metal trim?
Open-front apron dress with embroidered front panel Open-front apron dress – rust wool with brown linen trim

Worn with embroidered apron panel

 Dark green wool apron dress
 Drab grey-green wool apron dress

Outer garments

Large cap after the Jorvik cap in linen Jorvik Hood – 100% linen
Large cap after the Dublin cap in linen Dublin Hood – 100% linen
Cap after the Jorvik cap, in linen with silk embroidery Jorvik Hood #2 – 100% linen with silk embroidery
Skjoldehamn style hood (with some alteration) Skjoldehamn plaid hood – wool blend with linen lining
London Hood style hood Plaid London hood – wool blend with linen lining
The finished Skjoldehamn style hood in white wool Skjoldehamn white wool hood – 100% wool
I think I'm mostly writing about Viking Age right now though! Basketweave coat – 100% linen
NorseCoat1 Houndstooth coat – wool blend with silk trim
WoolPillboxHat5 Pillbox hatpurple wool lined in silk
NorseSantaHat1 “Santa” hat purple wool lined in silk
 

Side view of the silk hood

 Jorvik hood in white silk
 *image still needed*  Black and white wool coat

Menswear

Norse man's tunic and pants, with a pillbox-style hat

 

Pants – very full with ‘baggy’ knees
Norse man's tunic and pants, with a pillbox-style hat Tunic – with reverse facings in a contrast colour
 *image still needed*  Legwraps – burgundy tweed wool

Still want to make

  • Another white linen underdress without the hem embroidery like the one I have
  • Shoes?
  • Possament metal trim

Updated June 2015, & March 2016 with new additions

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