UPDATED: Conjectural clothing construction
I’m getting ready to draft the pattern for my final garment of the Arnegunde outfit, the outer coat. I’ve finished the embroidery for the front opening and I’ve ordered the gold thread for the cuffs.
There are so few extant garments from this period making it hard to know how they were constructed. This is just a list of websites and resources for information on garment construction (and some other goodies).
Gallo-Roman tunic from Martres de Veyre. 1-2 C.
- Originally published in <Audollent, A. (1921) Les tombes des Martres-de-Veyre. Man, 21 (Nov.), 161-164.>
- This website has the added bonus of the hair from the dead lady.
- Website in Russian by a woman who recreated the garments
- UPDATED: CLOTHING OF THE MEROVINGIAN GRAVE OF PERRUSSON (INDRE-ET-LOIRE)
- Das grab der Arnegundis in Saint-Denis
- Bathilde and Bertille — a bit of history!
- A discussion (In German) on the possibility that this garment wasn’t actually for Bathilde…
- Kornbluth Photography has some great images of Bathilde’s chausable and cardweaving…
- Tunique de Skjold hamn, 995-1029 (Well, OK, it’s Norse, but it’s what we got)
- Carolyn Priest-Dorman’s excellent website on Viking Tunic Construction which lists the following locations/eras:
- Thorsbjerg (Scheleswig-Holstein, Germany), Migration Era;
- Evebø (Norway), fifth century;
- Birka (Sweden), ninth and tenth centuries;
- A treasure trove of articles by Inga Hagg
- Bjerringhøj (“Mammen,” Denmark), tenth century;
- Hedeby (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany), tenth and eleventh centuries;
- Jorvík (the Danelaw in England) and Dublin (Ireland), tenth and eleventh centuries; and
- Viborg (Denmark), eleventh century
- A new theory on the costumes of the Oseberg Queen and her attendant