Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Viking Girl

I made this Viking dress a couple years ago, but I recently wore it to a Viking themed Yule, and I have some photos to share. This is actually only the second time I wore it because I broke one of my brooches, and it took me forever to get around to fixing it.
The underdress is made of linen, and the two outer layers are wool. The embroidery was done by hand while I was in grad school. I needed something to keep me busy during boring seminars!
Norse history is special to me because I'm half Swedish. While I haven't confirmed my lineage all the way to back to Viking times, I like to believe my ancestors were awesome Vikings.

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