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Offline Raelyn Fey

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Highland Garb Question (tartan fabric)
« on: June 21, 2015, 07:28:05 PM »
I'm updating my Highland costume for faire and found someone selling Blackwatch tartan fabric since I don't have a family tartan of my own to wear. However, I'm not sure what would be the best way to use it. Should I make a full skirt, a skirt overlay (half skirt), or should I drape it over my shoulder? I don't know what is more traditional because I've seen all three. I will have a green bodice and I plan on wearing my navy blue skirt and natural muslin chemise. Thanks!

Edit: The pattern on the fabric is too small now that I've seen a measurement. However, I still plan on redoing my Highland garb once I can find a proper fabric, so I still would like input.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2015, 08:08:01 PM by Irish Rose »

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Re: Highland Garb Question (tartan fabric)
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2015, 08:54:27 PM »
You might have enough of the plaid (tartans being associated with a certain clan are post 1745 and appear to possibly be a 19th century invention.  Either way, not applicable at the Renn Fest) to make a proper brat (sort of like a shawl/cloak with it being fastened over one shoulder with a pin).  This is what a woman would have worn with her dress being of a plain fabric anyway.   

Offline Raelyn Fey

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Re: Highland Garb Question (tartan fabric)
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2015, 05:13:56 AM »
Do you have any reference pictures?


 

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