Welcome to my shop! Midgaarb is a small shop, solely run and operated by one passionate, professional seamstress. Bringing you custom, handmade historically accurate Viking Age garb. Infused with pagan pride and the desire to honor and uphold the authentic traditions of our generations past.
My name is Brittany. I am the proud owner, seamstress and designer behind my shop as well as the photographer behind most of my photos. I am a healer, hedge witch, forest dweller and artist of multiple crafts. My biggest passions are sewing, photography, being in nature, music, writing, learning, European history, community/connection and also being a mostly solitary practitioner/homebody. I have a black kitty named Stitch who hangs out in the studio while I create (he does not shed on anything but please note for anyone with allergies)
I have an endless need to create and discover. My goal was to create a career that allows me to embrace it all. My ancestry stems from Northern Europe as well as parts of Slav and Southern Europe and I was born in the Northeast of America. My desire is to uphold my families dying traditions for Europeans and keep them alive for us American Europeans. My shop is fueled by my love and passion I have for my ancestors and desire to honor and feel connected to them. I am currently living in a cabin in the misty, mossy forests of the Pacific Northwest - Oregon, where I bring all my creations to life. The energy surrounding me; living amongst the elements and sharing a deep connection to the nature around me is channeled into my garments. I fully believe in living the lifestyle of my beliefs, and do so to the best of my ability.
Midgaarb is bringing you custom made garb, handcrafted with love and authenticity by a pagan for fellow pagans. All of my garments are infused with positive energy and inspiration to keep the old ways alive. I have been sewing for over 20 years and have a BFA in Fashion Design from Pratt Institute. All items are made by myself from start to finish and I create all of my patterns from scratch as well. All garb designs and patterns are created by me, based off research of archeological findings dating back to the Viking Age. Utilizing authentic, natural materials such as 100% European linen and wool in a vast variety of handpicked colors and trims. I am a perfectionist by nature; paying special attention to aesthetics and detail, making Midgaarb ideal for reenactment and ceremonial purposes. My garb is also ideal for Renaissance and Celtic faires, LARP, SCA. Being that all my items are made from authentic materials they can also be worn by anyone who has a desire to engage in other forms of living history, or just enjoys the aesthetics of my garments.
If you'd like to hear about my service and work from my customers themselves, refer to my 5 star ratings and customer feedback! I feel I am fulfilling my dream and purpose for this lifetime in doing what I do. My shop is my passion, making it easy to ensure the best customer service possible and to accommodate my customers needs to the best of my ability. I greatly enjoy sharing my passions with others which has naturally evolved into creating individually based custom made items and forming deep bonds with my customers. All garments in my shop are specially made for each individual upon order to ensure the perfect custom fit. With this, the customer chooses fabrication and their preference of trim. Each order comes with marketing materials including a thank you note, an about me, a post card of my photos, business cards and special care instructions to ensure the wellbeing of your garments. Please reach out to me for special requests. I love engaging in collaborations, trades and cross-promotions. Feel free to reach out to me for any creative inquiries! I update my shop listings as well as my Instagram posts and Facebook (@Midgaarb) daily, so follow or favorite so you don't miss out on the latest action and special announcements! Check out my daily Instagram stories for a behind the scenes look into Midgaarb, my process, to follow my forest adventures and learn some sewing tips and tricks.
I am honored to create for you.
Thank you endlessly for your support!