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08 December 2008 @ 03:44 pm
Request: Any costumers out there willing to make me one?  
I need a period Viking Costume.

No, not some armor with a horned helmet. I need something that is historically accurate for semi-noble garb of the height of the Viking period from about 1000-1200 AD. I am looking on the Internet for some patterns, and while I could fire up the sewing machine and attempt to gore some fabric of my own via tunic and keyhole, I'd rather have someone with professional experience make this for me who knows how to do fitting and has worked with period costumes (and knows their pitfalls and idiosyncrasies). Plus this would be a good employment opportunity for someone I know.

I'd need it by the end of April 2009. This is for a wedding I am attending.

I'll pay for fabric and labor. Any takers?
kaiotte on December 8th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
My friend Mike is interested. He does a lot of period clothing for many time periods. His sewing is 50 times more amazing than mine probably since he's been sewing for the past 30 years and is the son of a seamstress. He goes to DC area a bit too, even though he lives near me. If you're interested I could call you later with his number.
ivy_willow on December 9th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
You need it for a wedding?? Is everyone wearing Viking period garb for it?
Ronmighty_rontor on December 9th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
I know the man who created my garb and JJ's garb for the wedding. If you're interested, send me a PM and I'll shoot you my number.

I think you might have to shop around for patterns, or you could check Museum Replicas dot com.
Aynneaynne_witch on December 9th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'll pass this to Meester - he may like the challenge - hehehehe
Aynneaynne_witch on December 9th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
according to Meester a bla'oot and trews is appropriate - however, a bunch of our gear is in a storage unit - we would need help getting that out

otherwise He'd love too
Internal Locust of Control: Charlie Brown in Tuxapeyanne on December 9th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC)
Yay! And you will get a Viking sword, how appropriate!