The T-tunic and Accessories
Basic introduction to garb
In depth look at T-tunic construction
Another cutting diagram and explanation of the more historically accurate pieced construction
Quick and dirty T-tunic
Wearing something on your head is an easy and effective way to feel more like a medieval person and less like someone in a funny dress.
Coifs (men and women)
While a generic T-tunic, with or without some kind of head gear, is absolutely fine and will do you for your entire career in the SCA if costuming isn’t your Thing, you may wish to explore specific cultures or periods. With no more than the basic sewing skills required for a T-tunic, you can create an excellent early period persona just by paying attention to the specifics of decoration and accessories, whether it be embroidery stitches and motifs, brocaded trim, jewellery, veils or hats.
The following is a tiny introductory sample of the kind of resources which are available on the internet about specific eras and cultures, which don’t require sophisticated sewing techniques to achieve.
Thorson and Svava’s Basic Viking Garb for Men and Women [PDFs]
Thora Sharptooth’s Viking resources
Viking Answer Lady’s clothing links
Early Period Anglo Saxon
Making Early Period Anglo Saxon Garb [PDF]
Angelcynn – Clothing and Appearance of the Pagan Anglo-Saxons
Early Period Celtic
Echna’s 5th Century Celtic Re-enactments Page
Breastfeeding-friendly garb, some historical examples and theories on construction