Tunics

Viking & Medieval Clothing

California, United States · 865 Sales

Tunics

Viking & Medieval Clothing

California, United States 865 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(238)
Shop owner

Jerry

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Announcement   Viking, Medieval or Fantasy; SCA, Re-enactor, Ren Faire player, Cosplay or LARP - Welcome to TUNICS, a shop with a wide selection of handcrafted tunics in a variety of fabrics, colours and trims. The shop listings only show some of the possibilities. Since everything is handmade by me, making changes is easy! My favorite work is making a customer’s vision come to life. And you’ll also be getting a comfortable and durable garment that you’ll enjoy wearing. Convo me and let’s start working on a custom tunic just for you!

My tunic pattern is based on the Birka (Sweden) find, dated to the 9th -10th century. Key features are under-arm gussets and triangular gores sewn into the sides. Both features add room for movement and make for a more comfortable garment. I’ve eliminated the gussets and use a wider, curved shoulder. I still use the gores on the sides. It not only makes it easier to move around, but adds a slight flare at the bottom hem that gives it a better look.

I’m in the process of dividing the shop into Sections so you can quickly find particular styles or fabrics based on your needs. I make most of my tunics in linen or wool, natural fabrics in wide-spread use throughout history. I also use cotton and cotton blends when needed. Whatever the fabric though, I make sure that it’s good quality and feels right. Yep, I field-test everything! I finish by serging all seams with colour-matched (with rare exceptions) thread.

Browse my listings and add something nice for yourself to your shopping cart. I ship USPS Priority Mail on most items (2-3 business days). Need it fast? Go to the “Ready to Ship” section, it’ll go out as soon as the Post Office opens.

Email me with any questions, I’m always happy to help.
Cheers!
Jerry

Announcement

Viking, Medieval or Fantasy; SCA, Re-enactor, Ren Faire player, Cosplay or LARP - Welcome to TUNICS, a shop with a wide selection of handcrafted tunics in a variety of fabrics, colours and trims. The shop listings only show some of the possibilities. Since everything is handmade by me, making changes is easy! My favorite work is making a customer’s vision come to life. And you’ll also be getting a comfortable and durable garment that you’ll enjoy wearing. Convo me and let’s start working on a custom tunic just for you!

My tunic pattern is based on the Birka (Sweden) find, dated to the 9th -10th century. Key features are under-arm gussets and triangular gores sewn into the sides. Both features add room for movement and make for a more comfortable garment. I’ve eliminated the gussets and use a wider, curved shoulder. I still use the gores on the sides. It not only makes it easier to move around, but adds a slight flare at the bottom hem that gives it a better look.

I’m in the process of dividing the shop into Sections so you can quickly find particular styles or fabrics based on your needs. I make most of my tunics in linen or wool, natural fabrics in wide-spread use throughout history. I also use cotton and cotton blends when needed. Whatever the fabric though, I make sure that it’s good quality and feels right. Yep, I field-test everything! I finish by serging all seams with colour-matched (with rare exceptions) thread.

Browse my listings and add something nice for yourself to your shopping cart. I ship USPS Priority Mail on most items (2-3 business days). Need it fast? Go to the “Ready to Ship” section, it’ll go out as soon as the Post Office opens.

Email me with any questions, I’m always happy to help.
Cheers!
Jerry

Jerry

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Jerry

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(238)
tngmccarty

tngmccarty on Jul 18, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly what I was hoping for. Fast Shipping!

noizeindex

noizeindex on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Second time ordering. Everything was perfect and it's a pleasure working with Jerry!

noizeindex

noizeindex on Jul 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Second time ordering. Everything was perfect and it's a pleasure working with Jerry!

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Look! Jerry made me a Viking tunic!

Long ago, in a place not far from here, Ragnarr turns to Halfdan (aka Jerry), and says "We've started this Viking re-enactment group but, now we need some cool Viking garb. I know you sew a bit, think you can make me a tunic?"
So it begins.
Many years have past, my wordfame as a "seamster" has grown. If you'd asked me years ago what I'd be doing in my late 50's, I would not have guessed "oh, making Viking garb for a living". LOL
My background experience is that I sold men's suits for about a decade, then sold everything else for awhile. My last employment was as a Sales & Logistics Analyst. Sewing was always just a hobby. My attempt at re-creating history.
In the last couple of years, I've put together a nice work area with all the semi-pro sewing tools. Tagging along with Angel, owner of Bodice Goddess, I've traveled all over the West Coast selling at Ren Fairs, Scottish Games, SCA events and an odd assortment of other events. At home, I tend my internet store and look for new ideas, fabrics, etc. Owning a micro business can be really demanding, but of course, done right, it's a lot of fun!

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  • Halfdan aka "Jerry"

    Owner, Chief Artificer & Clothier

    Re-enactor, history nerd and fair merchant. Oh, and I sew a bit too. Studying history and trying to recreate it as long as I can remember. Cheers!

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Last updated on February 3, 2011

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