The attic is a place dedicate to share my passion :costuming and sewing.I'm not a professional or expert seamstress,only the mother of young kids who love sewing.You won't find 100% historical costume,museum replica, perfection or extreme thing here.

I believe everyone who bring some goodwill can sew and enjoy it.The attic is an unpretentious place .I show my work, information and hope it could somehow inspired you.Feel free to leave comment or share idea.Be welcome and visit as much as you want.

mercredi 31 août 2011

My new viking costume

For my birthday I do receive a costume with accessoiries .It's nice to be able to make your own costume but it's nicer to have friend that can make some for you when you are unable to do so.I always wish to make myself a viking costume and I'm happy to have one now.

I must admit , at this point of my pregnancy I thought I will have a much bigger belly .Having a lot of sewing to do for a contract and being more tired more often force me to give up on the idea of making a new costume for the festival this weekend.Being a mom herself , my friend Gwenyver who offer it to me specially adapt the costume for the pregnancy.

 A close-up of the underdress.The central pannel (call gore) are much higher to give more place to the belly.The fabric is very light so it should not be too hot.

The final result , it's beautiful and I like the choice of color.The trim on both over and underdress are handmade by Gwenyver .The brooch and the necklace hanging between them are also a gift from her.I know it came from Fettered cock pewters.The broochs are use to close the apron dress (the dark one over).I thought it will lightly hang in the front because they are not small and heavy but it perfectly stay in place.

There is only two missing accessoiries on this picture .The first being the black bag I will carry because I need to bring a lot of water and some food .The second is something to cover my head from the sun.I will probably go for something white with blue and red design on it.Making an hat is something I should be able to do quickly.After that , I will be ready for the weekend.

1 commentaire:

  1. Actually, I made the necklace. But you are right, the brooches are from Fettered Cock Pewter.