Folk Inspired Costume

A woman dancing in folk inspired costume

One of my passions is folk costume, particularly that of Northern Europe. There's something about the unabashed use of bright colours and embellishment mixed with practical wear that appeals to me.

This outfit comprises of a linen tunic, a cropped bodice with detachable sleeves, a broad decorated belt, and a gored skirt in printed cotton, as well as a matching woolen pocket and embroidered headscarf. All embroidery is hand done using a mix of cotton and hand dyed wools and silk. A full ensemble like this would cost from £300 depending on the level of decoration desired. Individual items priced on request.

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 Image showing appliqué on reverse of waistcoat.Sleeve detail and reverse appliqué pocket.