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An apron dress with pleats in the back, sewn down to a point just below the waist. These are deep but relatively few in number.  I do not know the name of the woman who created this dress.

An apron dress with pleats in the back, sewn down to a point just below the waist. A media cache picture;

If you are looking for instructions on how to make patterns for Viking Age women's clothing, you have come to the right place. Some of these are patterns I developed and some are patterns I found a...

Patterns and Documentation

Ciar's Stitch in Time: Patterns and Documentation for Smokkr and Serk (apron dress and under dress)

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Reenactors at Hedeby, 2008 - short apron dress with side slits instead of gores, popular among the German reenactors (there's no existing remains of an apron dress that shows how long they were or if they had slits or gores) I like this idea!

Apron Dress Expert - This is Nille Glæsel. She has worked with Viking clothing the past 18 years and has made reconstructions for the Viking Museum, Lofotr. Author of book Viking: Dress, Clothing, Klaer, Garment (English and Norwegian Edition) She went to court in 2012 because she was sued by a woman who claimed to have exclusive rights to any reconstruction of the Viking apron dress (how crazy is that?)

Apron Dress Expert - This is Nille Glæsel. She has worked with Viking clothing the past 18 years and has made reconstructions for the Viking Museum, Lofotr. Author of book Viking: Dress, Clothing, Klaer, Garment (English and Norwegian Edition)

Viking reenactment: a linen undergarment, a brown woolen dress with long sleeves, and an apron dress with silk decorations and metal posaments. Also a blue coat, a checkered shawl and a pair of needle bound mittens (dyed with yellow leek). On my head I'm wearing a silk veil, fastened to a linen cap with two needles. Everything is hand sewn with waxed linen thread. The jewelry is mainly Birka (as the rest of the outfit), but the large box brooch in front is based on a find from Gotland.

Viking reenactment: a linen undergarment, a brown woolen dress with long sleeves, and an apron dress with silk decorations and metal posaments. Also a blue coat, a checkered shawl and a pair of needle bound mittens (dyed with yellow leek).

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Note the fabric trim down the inside edges of this open-fronted apron dress. Also notice that the two sides of this open-front apron dress are being held together, at the top, by a cloak-type clasp, not a brooch.

Apron dress by kiribean, via Flickr

Norse apron dress from handwoven wool - by Her Excellency Catherine -- but then black with White trimmings

From a fascinating article about the author's attempts to recreate an apron dress from the find in Pskov grave number three.

interesting take on archaelogical finds. From a fascinating article about the author's attempts to recreate an apron dress from the find in Pskov grave number three.

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