Viking – Hood, Coat and Gloves

I made my Viking hood in 2014, when a friend gave me a yard of a lovely dark brown wool. It is based on the Skjoldehamn find, made in the brown wool, lined in flannel. I started with the lining, and I’m glad I did, because it came out too small to start with. The … Continue reading Viking – Hood, Coat and Gloves

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1860s Ball Gown

This is my first foray into the world of hoop skirts: an 1860s ball gown for Viennese Nights in San Diego, 2016. I learned that you have to walk differently (slow and smooth), sit differently (between the hoops) and that if your hoop skirt is even slightly too long, it is nigh on impossible to … Continue reading 1860s Ball Gown