Viking clothing was made of Wool or Linen, woven on a Warp Weighted Loom. Stylistically the clothing was simple and an economical in usage of fabric. A basic under dress and apron dress or over dress for those dressing feminine. While masculine clothes were basic trousers with a drawstring waist and a tunic that reached between hips and knees. Shoes were Turnshoes made of leather either low almost ballet shoes to higher five toggle boots. The most common seem to be the two toggle shoe.
Vikings were colorful dressers but were limited to natural dyes of the era. Red from Madder Root, Blue from Woad, Yellow from Weld, pale Purple from Lichen, Brown from Walnut hulls, and Grey from Chestnut. No neon colors, no navy blue, no black.
Below are suggestions of locations to find sewing patterns, fabric, or shops that sell made items already. These are just suggestions not requirements. All garb must be approved before attendance in the village, so please work with us to make sure your garb is acceptable!
Members are responsible for buying or making their own Viking attire!
If you know how, sewing your garb is a great way to expand your knowledge!
Our favorite place to buy linen by the yard is Fabrics-Store.com! Best weight is the IL019 Softened.
Get a discount with code ILOVELINEN!
This is the basic underdress or tunic pattern that you customize to your measurements and can make as long as needed
Search on Google for "Viking Tunic linen" to assist you in finding appropriate Garb.
Please only buy linen or wool!
Embroidery is questionable historically speaking and trim should be Tablet Woven.
All new members will need to show off their outfits to get them approved!