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.>
- Website in Russian by a woman who recreated the garments
Close up of a seam
A very fuzzy image of the Robe
- 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;
- 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