3 Gore 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 both how much fabric you have and how much fabric you need, based upon your body's basic measurements. The pieces that make up your dress will be cut from the cloth as laid out in the diagram at the right. Note: This layout assumes that your fabric doesn't have any sort of 'nap' that forces an orientation along the fabric; also, this layout also requires that there is no difference between the 'right' side of the fabric and the 'wrong' side of the fabric. So, let's do the calculation of how much fabric you'll need.
Use the larger measurement: your bust/chest size or your waist. Be sure to include room for breathing, movement and the fabric of your undertunic:
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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