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.