Mittens part 2

The Gardar mitten - Viking age winter clothing

Mittens 2

Today I started on the real mittens. I’m still sticking to shorter descriptions since I want to summarize it all in one larger how-to post describing all steps in detail.

First of all I had to adjust the small issues with the original pattern, namely widen the thumb part in one place and add seam allowance all-over.

Once I had transferred it all to a new paper pattern – with seam allowance included – I drew up and cut the pieces of my red wadmal fabric.

I will sew one of the wadmal mittens together before I cut the lining, just to make sure that the updated version of the pattern fits as good as expected. I included an image of the lining fabric I will use. It’s a piece of green-blue silk that I have had lying around for 10 years in my stock of fabrics. Time to use it!
Mittens 2

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Veronica is the founder of With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

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