Viborg Shirt

The neckline

I’m making Fearghus a new fighting tunic and decided to give it the same sort of neckline as the Viborg shirt. His neck is 18.5 inches. I mathified this (C=2pi*r) and figured out the radius of the circle that is his neck and then cut out a square that could bound the circle of his neck (each side of the…

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Viborg Shirt Finished

I just finished the last last stitch on my initial copy of the Viborg shirt. Really I took 3-4 days off on sewing it. The thread I was using was a very chunky linen thread that shreded and broke a lot. I found this very frustrating and had to take a bit of time off from the shirt. I ordered…

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Skinny Little No Veggie Eating Hick!

So.. so I get some of the seams now.. but I’m still perplexed by others. Take the sleeve seam. Part A is “getting rid of the raw edges”. I get that.. but I don’t get why we used a running stitch through the two folds instead of a simple overcast stitch or even a running stitch to just hold the…

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Viborg Progress

Monday: Finished up the right sleeve overcast seam on the commute home. Tuesday: Completed the shoulder seam. (which I then ripped out on Wednesday. Doh) The shoulder seam Sewn from the “inside” of the garment. The shoulder seam attaches the front and back linings to the “poncho” outer fabric all in on step. This is going together very quickly. Wednesday:…

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Viborg Shirt Observations, Conjecture and Puzzlement

Gusset and Neck Hole The gussets are almost exactly the same size as the neck holes.  It would be convenient, and save fabric to make the gussets out of the fabric removed to make the neck holes. Fabric Width and Pieced Lining I assume that given enough fabric the medieval seamstress would have preferred to cut the linings as a…

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Front Lining

Sunday morning I bought some more linen. I very carefully found linen of the right weight, with a firm selvedge, that (at least reported that it) was 100% linen. I washed and dried this and FINALLY cut out all the pieces. This linen is -still- slightly wrong as compared to the medieval linen. Modernly, firm selvedges are reinforced.. that is…

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Groking the Pattern

Cheap krinkle linen is put away. Probably will use it for a chemise or somesuch. Got new linen and washed it.. No krinkles. Saturday I dragged a table out of the garage and into the dining room and used that to lay out fabric to cut out the Viborg shirt. I totally -grok- it now. I know why it was…

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Cheap linen is cheap

So Saturday I got 14 yards of 45″ wide natural linen for $2/yd (SCORE). The responsible sewing gremlin demanded that I whack of a hunk of it off(~100 inches) for my Viborg project and throw it in the wash on “hot/hot” and abuse the snot out of it (abuse the fabric before you make it into clothes.. then the clothes…

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Starting Rumbles

Next project is a reproduction of the Viborg shirt. The plan is to sew this on my commute since it’s all hand sewing. Long term plan is to resize this to fit my boy. Short term plan it to make it in it’s original size to see how it goes together. I thought I had linen for this.. but the…

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