Here's a fitted Norse Apron dress that is a closed dress, with a full skirt and side lacing through rings for a close fit. It's beautiful, but I know of no archaeological support for this kind of design.
The “whole stitch” is one of the basic stitches in bobbin lace making. Knowing this one stitch is enough to make some very pretty lace. The whole stitch is formed over two pairs of bobbins. The process is: cross, twist, pin, cross, twist The twist is