My husband and I managed to make our son a linnen undertunic, linnen thorsberg trousers and woollen thorsberg trouser in three days. It was a true team effort ;) I didn't finish the nalebound socks that I had started on. I didn't think I would need them and as it turned out I didn't need them.
On site we transferred Myrddin his old linnen undertunic in a sleeveless tunic. Which he appreciated very much.It was Ranger's Apprentice day on Sunday, as my son is a HUGE fan he had his picture taken. Doesn't he make an excellent Will!? ;)
Our next event is coming up fast! Sunday the 10th of June we will be attending Kelten door de tijd/Celts through time at Capelle a/d IJssel. Althought the title is Celts through time. We've been hired to portrait a group of Vikings... I am thinking of wearing my 5th century style outfit, which is basicall a peplos. Mainly because I think it's suit the events title better.... and I need a better picture of the costume for my costume website.
Unless it is very warm that day, a peplos without undertunic is perfect summerwear. I'll probably wait and make a more authentic version of this costume first. I am not complety happy with it, the way it is now. On the 23th and 24th of June we will be at the Hunebed Museum in Borger, Drenthe. I would be great to make a picture of me wearing my peplos in front of the Hunebed.
But before I can make a picture I need to make some pretty hard choices.
Do I want to make an accurate reconstruction of the nearby found "Princess"(who was more likely a priestess) of Zweeloo. Evidence suggest that she wore a white diamond twill linen peplos. Which is really lovely and linen is great for summer wear but diamond twill linnen is expensive and white is impractial.
Or do I make a peplos of unbleached natural colored linen. I haven't done any research on 5th century natural dyes so I don't feel free to use colored linen.
Or do I use colored woollen fabric for the peplos. There are several finds, like the Hulderemose Peplos for example, of woollen peplos type dresses. Unfornately I can't wear wool on my bare skin. So I couldn't wear it without a linen undertunic and than it would lose it's purpose as summer wear.
I guess I'll just have to be patient and do some more research before starting on the project.
I intent to sew the tube by hand. I started sewing my Frankish undertunic by hand at Whitsun and I actually liked it.