Viking Apron Dress

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Blue apron dress over red linen dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had some left over lovely blue wool fabric and an event to go to where I was dressing up as the asynja Idun, so I decided to make a Viking apron dress! Or two thirds of one, the sides aren’t supposed to be open if you want to be period correct. I also added lacing in the back for a better fit – tubular apron dresses are not the most flattering garment for small boobs. The dress is completely hand sewn with waxed linen thread and decorated with a ribbon I had lying around. It is only hemmed at the top, because I figured I might add some gussets in the sides some other time. Here, Im wearing it over my red linen dress – love the combination of red and blue!

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These stitches are even Steven!

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Eyelets handsewn with silk thread.

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Handsewn eyelets reinforced with linen on the inside and finger braided cord with aglet.

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Top hem sewn with herringbone stitch (?). They’re called ‘häxstygn’ – witch stich, in Swedish. Or ‘krejstygn’.

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Ribbon decoration.

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Lacing at the back.

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Rawr, I has sword!

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