Blue Viking Dress

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This floor-length medieval dress made of sturdy cotton fabric (canvas) is loosely tailored and comes with a matching cloth belt. Colour contrasting details with hand-sewn herringbone embroidery stitches make the dress really stand out from the crowd. the main colour is a grey-ish blue with bands of a dark  blue. 
The split neckline can be worn open or closed with a fibula or brooch. Center and side gores (wedge-shaped pieces of fabric) inserted into the rectangular front and back panels give the skirt an adequate flare. The underarms are fitted with gussets (square pieces of fabric). The strong canvas fabric makes for a sturdy, heavy dress which is thus best suited for the spring or autumn season.

The cut of this dress is based on archaeological finds dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The female garb of the time was characterized by long dresses with patterns mainly consisting of rectangular and triangular pieces of fabric sewn together in order to waste as little material as possible.
Such garment patterns are clearly recognizable on textile and clothing fragments found in SkjoldehamnBirka and Hedeby. The dress is therefore ideal for an authentic portrayal of a Viking woman.

   
Details
Hand wash only
Do not mix with coloured or light items when washing
30° wash only
Measurements
To measure correctly
1. Chest measurement: run the tape under the armpits over the widest part of the chest
2. Waist: Measure your waist circumference at the narrowest point of your waist
3. Hips: Place the tape measure around the strongest part of your hip
Then you can find the right size using the charts below. The information provided is a guideline only since sizes and measurements may vary depending on the article.