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Early Garb




Early costumes tended to be as simple as possible, with few added on pieces.

    A simple, early (iron age) sleeveless tunic, dress or shirt can be made out of two pieces of cloth stiched up at the salvages to form a tube (with openeings left for arms) and then stitched at the top with an opening left for the neck. The dotted lines indicate where to sew.


    A simple skirt can be made with the same idea- sew together a tube out of fabric, then fold over the top and thread a cord through for a drawstring skirt.


    A Peplos style dress (bog dress) can be made by sewing a tube out of fabric. To wear the dress, pin the back to the front over the sholders, allowing the top to fold down and drape over the back and chest.