#ShieldmaidenMarch: The Roundup

Shieldmaiden Hwaet

Hiya! I’m known to the internet as Craft(Alchemy) and blog about my adventures in sewing real clothes and LARP costume over here


Now that we’re firmly into April (when did that happen? I could’ve sworn it was February the last time I looked) it’s time to round up the contributions for last month’s theme – #ShieldmaidenMarch! This is a fairly tiny roundup – it looks like fewer people were able to participate than wanted to, and it was a bit of a niche theme anyway. Onwards!

Sølvi of delfinelise started us off with a brilliant introductory post on what the Vikings wore, and concluded it by hosting a giveaway of some of her handmade tablet-woven trims.

I was lucky enough to snag one of them, and put it on a Viking-style kyrtill (tunic). Here I am clowning around with a sword:

A kyrtill for #ShieldmaidenMarch

Gillian also used hers, on a gorgeous Viking dress/apron combo:

Shieldmaiden dress & apron

Katie at kadiddlehopper also made a dress and apron … for Barbie! (Also: Viking Princess Barbie exists. Katie’s is way better.)

Viking Barbie!

Bonus feature: Becky from Sew and So showed off some previous shieldmaiden makes, and very fine they are too:


And that’s it for March! See you in a month for #PinkApril!

6 thoughts on “#ShieldmaidenMarch: The Roundup

  1. I really did want to participate in this more fully, the time just completely got away from me this month. I just finally got to the point where I could start assembling my costume this week! It’s more fantasy inspired anyway, so I’ll keep plugging away at it between other makes. Thanks for the feature on my older costume, though!

  2. You all made such lovely contributions to the Sew-Along. Love it! And making a viking costume for Barie is such a creative idea.:)

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