My apron-skirt is done!

In my last entry I wrote that I had bought some fabric that I wanted to make a smokkr/apron-skirt out of. Yesterday I finally finished it. 3 am. My University initiation was far more intense than I could ever have imagined and time just flew by. Since I needed it yesterday last night was the only time left to sew. But I made it, wohoo. 
So, the fabric I bought was this one from Medeltidsmode. The pattern was based on a smokkr-pattern from this booklet. I can't remember where I bought from but I'm fairly sure it was either Medeltidsmode or Korps. The booklet is in english and contains instructions for two sarks and two smokkrs (apron-skirts). I didn't fully follow the instruction and I honestly kind of regret buying it, but it might be useful to have some instructions for future projects. The apron-skirt I've made is based on the fitted smokkr which is the third instruction in the booklet.
So this is the result; 
Besides the apron-skirt I'm wearing an underdress (which can't be seen) and a green wool-dress. The straps on the dress is sown to the bust for now but I'm planning on (when I've saved some money) to buy a pair of viking brooches which I think will take the dress to an entirely different level. 
Funny story though, the first thing I do with the fabric is to spill out a glass of milk on it at 1 am. You could say that I was not super happy after that :P 
Something I really want to do next is learn how to tablet weave (which would be really cool to sew on to the dress aswell). Anyways, I hope you have equally amazing weather as I've had, that you can enjoy the last of summer and just have an awesome week!

I got something in my mail!

So this fabric came in my mail today. It's 2.40 m krappröd wool from Medeltidsmode. The plan is that this piece of fabric now in August is going to become a fitted viking smokkr. I'm really excited to get sewing again - it's been a while now. I'll keep you updated on my progress!

My Rohan dress - Pattern

As you might've noticed I've not been the best at updating this blog since Christmas. In fact, I've not had time to do so much else than eat, sleep, work and study and therefore I've not been able to begin making my Rohan dress either (if you've read my post about my goals for 2014, you know what I'm talking about). However, since things have calmed down a bit I'm determined to begin making that dress. The first thing that I needed to do was deciding what sort of dress I wanted to do. Rohan clothing is inspired by late Viking/early Medieval Age and I chose to do an early Medieval Age-dress. On the pattern I chose it says that it is an 14th century dress, however the dresses barely changed anything from around the 12th century to the 14th century so it'll still be quite accurate for a Rohan-dress. I'm fortunately not alone on this journey but have a woman who can help me if I'm in trouble (I'm not that experienced, especially when it comes to period-accuracy (I usually cheat when it comes to that)). But this time I wanted to do it properly. So the dress that I'll be making is the one to the right (that's the one most Rohan-ish) and I'll also be doing a petticoat.
The pattern can for example be bought from Medeltidsmode.

Anyways, this is just the start of my journey and I think that I'll write a sort of follow-up on every big step I (hopefully) will take. But we'll see. I have learned not to promise too much.