Monday, March 16, 2009
Viking Apron Dresses--Wrap Around Styles
My next experiments in apron dress design were with "wrap around styles" that consist of a flat sheet of fabric with three sets of loops attached. With these styles, there are three loops on each brooch pin; some actual finds show three loops.
The dress on the left, in orange, has two short sets of loops and one long set. The dress wraps around the body from back to front, with the long loops coming over the shoulders and the short loops in front; the open end is in front, near the side of the body.
The dress on the right, in green, has the opposite arrangement; it has two pair of long loops and one short pair of loops, and wraps from front to back, with the opening on the side in the back.
Both of these dresses are made of linen, and are completely hand sewn, though they use commercial trim.