Viking Drinking Horn Holsters

This weekend was very Game of Thrones around my house. Jake and I are preparing for King Richard’s Faire this upcoming weekend and so our individual chores were much more medieval than usual. In addition to drinking sweet mead-like drinks, altering costumes by hand and being gifted some vintage furs (woo!), We made these super Read more about Viking Drinking Horn Holsters[…]

Viking Costume Pleather Canteen Bags

More costume accessories to showcase! My ultra-functional canteen bags! Ever been to an event and not drink enough water? That’s every event, right? I try to drink a lot of water every day, but it’s really hard when you’re busy having fun walking around at a convention or fair. So for this past weekend’s Vermont Read more about Viking Costume Pleather Canteen Bags[…]

Closer Look at the Fleece Viking hat

Here’s a closer look at the simple Viking-inspired hat that I made as part of Jake’s winter Viking kit, worn at last weekend’s Vermont Winter Renaissance Fair. The shape is super simple, and historically based but also still popular today. I used a Luxe fleece instead of wool because of cost and availability. The bottom Read more about Closer Look at the Fleece Viking hat[…]

So I’m Really Into Vikings Right Now. 

No, I haven’t even seen the History Channel series. I prefer to get all of my information from books, lecture series, and historical reenactment. I cannot get enough information on Viking clothing, lifestyle, social structure, combat strategy, trade habits and armament. It’s all I’ve been sewing lately in preparation for the Vermont Winter Renaissance Fair! Read more about So I’m Really Into Vikings Right Now. […]

Men’s Viking Kaftan WIP

A post two days in a row? Whoa! Today I have for your some vague progress photos of the Viking kaftan that I’m working on for Jake. What’s a kaftan? It’s a long coat. Above is a sketch of the design as it sits now, after many revisions. We originally cut the fabric to go Read more about Men’s Viking Kaftan WIP[…]

Skjoldehamn Viking Hood Work in Progress

I have progress shots of the Viking age hood that I’m making! This hood follows the same popular pattern of the one excavated from Skold harbor (Skjoldehamn), on the Norwegian island of Andoya in 1936. The self is a waxed canvas, and the lining is a “luxury” fleece from Joann’s. This fleece is unbelievably soft and plush. Read more about Skjoldehamn Viking Hood Work in Progress[…]

Connecticut Renaissance Faire and New Viking Costumes

On October 15th, 2016 we had an absolutely fantastic time at the Connecticut Renaissance Faire in North Haven, CT. The CT Ren Faire isn’t as big as the King Richard’s Faire, and it doesn’t have permanent faire structures, but the people and programming is top-notch. This mid-fall faire was also the debut of our band-new, Read more about Connecticut Renaissance Faire and New Viking Costumes[…]

Medieval Belt

It’s Spring! Happy Ostara, everyone! The Vernal equinox. Winter is over. Spring is the season of creation, and to kick things off, I have made a quick and easy medieval loop belt. I sewed a long tube of hunter green poplin left over from the dress the belt is featured on, and turned it inside out. Read more about Medieval Belt[…]

Iron age tunic dress

I have finished sewing an iron-age-inspired tunic dress, a new staple of my costuming closet. The desire to sew this gown came to me after looking at all of the warm costuming options that the Vikings wore.   After attending an unseasonably cold Connecticut Renaissance fair in October in my usual fall-suited garb, my body Read more about Iron age tunic dress[…]