Apron Dress - Measurements & Pattern Sizing
by Katla járnkona
This form is based upon
The Viking Apron-Dress: A New Reconstruction
by Ellisif Flakkari (Monica Cellio).
Its purpose is to help you 'do the math' for this method.
When making an apron dress with this method of layout, you make your decision on how long the dress can be is based on how much fabric you have. The pieces that make up your dress will be cut from the cloth as laid out in the diagram at the right. This layout assumes that your fabric doesn't have any sort of 'nap' that forces an orientation along the fabric. So, let's do the calculation of how much fabric you'll need.
For your bust size, be sure to include room
for breathing and movement:
For finishing techniques (straps, closure), read Ellisif Flakkari's article, The Viking Apron-Dress: A New Reconstruction (by Monica Cellio).
And, of course, you'll want to wear your Apron dress over an authentic rectangular construction for a Norse Undertunic.
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