Besides the Bayeaux tapestry trim that I showed in a recent post, I’ve been working on more trim, to go on the light gray/brown underdress that Ingifridh of Sweden made me and also on the blue apron dress that I got from Revival Clothing. Ingifridh’s Etsy shop is called Nyfrid.

There were yards of the Bayeaux trim to sew on the hem of my burgundy wool kirtle, so I sewed it on by machine (don’t tell on me!):

I had also intended to put the trim at the bottoms of the sleeves, but it turned out not to work there–the trim is just too big to have a good proportion anywhere that I placed it on the sleeves. Oh well!

I will mostly be wearing this kirtle as a plain medieval dress, since the Bayeaux tapestry is about a hundred years later (1070’s) than my SCA persona is (I’m Unn Olafsdottir, an Icelandic woman who lived in the 900’s). But I could also be anachronistic and wear it with my Viking garb anyway, in which case it would look something like this, with my wool apron dress over it (but minus the plastic hanger LOL):

The other trim, that I sewed on by hand, is for a warm weather set of garb. On the blue apron dress is some Celtic trim from the Etsy shop named, appropriately, Celtic Trims. The geometric trim on the underdress was a remnant that I found at JoAnn Fabrics and added to my fabric and trim stash, knowing that it would come in handy someday.


I also strung some beads for this set of garb. I need to shorten the upper strand so that it doesn’t hang down so close to the bottom strand. Then I will also make an even shorter strand of beads to go with these two.

I’ve used beads that I re-purposed from old necklaces that I had around. The strands are hung from a set of really small “turtle” brooches, which are traditional accessories for medieval Scandinavian women’s clothing. You can see that my other set, in the photos above, is much larger than this one:


And now for a look at the whole ensemble, with lots of bling. LOL! 😛

I need longer arms, or a selfie stick. Hahahaha!