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 handmade authentic traditions of generations past. My passion and connection with the earth is displayed in my craft through my use of earth-based, natural fabrications.
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, herbalism, immersing myself 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, Slavic and Southern Europe. My desire is to uphold my families dying traditions and keep them alive for us American Europeans. My shop is fueled by my love and passion I have for the ancients and my desire to honor my connection 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 my deep love for the nature surrounding 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 of my extensive research of archeological findings dating back to the Viking Age. Utilizing authentic, natural materials such as 100% European linen, wool and leather 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 great for Renaissance and Celtic faires, LARP, SCA and similar events. 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 wearing high quality, natural handmade pieces!
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 and includes their measurements so I can make the garments fit their body specifically.
Every 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. I love engaging in collaborations, trades and cross-promotions. Feel free to reach out to me for any creative inquiries or custom requests! 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, my lifestyle, and 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!