Late medieval dress based on the Herjolfsnes finds. With pocket slits in the side gussets. The visible seams are done by hand with plant-dyed wool.
Late Medieval Wool Dress (Herjolfsnes Finds)
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This dress made from yellow-green wool (chemically dyed) is reconstructed based on the finds from Herjolfsnes, Greenland. These finds date back to the late medieval times (up to 1430) and they follow European fashion. This dress uses the pattern from find D10584 and the characteristic M-shaped method for setting the middle gussets from other finds.
The Herjolfsnes dress consists of front and back panels with two-part middle and side gussets in the skirt part. The sleeves are made from one piece with underarm gussets and curved sleeve head. The side gussets reach up to the armhole. All theses features in the pattern allow to have a narrow fit at the upper body and arms while still maintaining a wide skirt.
In the front side gussets additionally there are pocket slits. Originally they were meant to give access to a belt with items underneath the dress. But for our modern preferences there are pocket bags added.
This dress has simple slits at the collar and sleeves, that can be closed e.g. with a fibula.
The visible seams are done by hand with plant-dyed birch-yellow-green wool. The invisible seams are machine sewn.
On request all seams can be done by hand or machine.
Wool 100% New wool
The belt is not included and only in the pictures for demonstration purposes.
Please always choose your unchanged clothing size (e.g. for corsets your normal waist circumference, not the reduced circumference).
For Italian sizes add +6 and for French sizes add +2 to the EU sizes.
|Alpha||EU||UK||US||Bust (in cm / inch)||Waist (in cm / inch)||Hip (in cm / inch)|
|XS -||34 -||8 -||6 -||subtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per size||subtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per size||subtract 4cm/1.6in from the circumference per size|
|XS||34||8||6||80 / 31.6||62 / 24.4||86 / 34|
|S||36||10||8||84 / 33.2||66 / 26||90 / 35.6|
|S||38||12||10||88 / 34.8||70 / 27.6||94 / 37.2|
|M||40||14||12||92 / 36.4||74 / 29.2||98 / 38.8|
|M||42||16||14||96 / 38||78 / 30.8||102 / 40.4|
|L||44||18||16||100 / 39.6||82 / 32.4||106 / 42|
|L||46||20||18||104 / 41.2||86 / 34||110 / 43.6|
|XL||48||22||20||110 / 43.6||92 / 36.4||116 / 46|
|XL||50||24||22||116 / 46||98 / 38.8||122 / 48.4|
|XXL||52||26||24||122 / 48.4||104 / 41.2||128 / 50.8|
|XXL||54||28||26||128 / 50.8||110 / 43.6||134 / 53.2|
|XXL +||54 +||28 +||26 +||add 6cm/2.4in to the circumference per size||add 6cm/2.4in to the circumference per size||add 6cm/2.4in to the circumference per size|