When I held a fancy dress party a couple of years ago my roommate dressed up as a Highland dancer. He went to the Marché Saint Pierre to buy the necessary attire and proudly came home with a piece of red tartan fabric. I wish I had a photo of him in his dashing costume but unfortunately we’re still going through our huge picture archives!
I got really lucky when he said to me a few days after the party: “I won’t use this fabric again – or at least not for a very very long time – so if you want it it’s yours”. Yaaaayyyy!!!!
No I didn’t wear it as a kilt… I made a simple straight skirt with a yoke piece at the waist.
I still get asked how Scotish I am when I wear it (fashion sense anyone? This was SO in, back in 2012!) and I love that it creates such a statement.
The skirt is based on the Simplicity 4420 pattern. I made view B which I shortened by a few inches. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be on sale on the Simplicity website anymore (does that mean I own a vintage pattern???) but you can find it on eBay and other websites. The pattern is just a basic bias tiered skirt so I’m sure you can find many different designs from multiple pattern brands.
(Sorry about the very bad pattern design picture. I took a photo of the envelope with my phone and never thought I would need it for anything but my personal pattern library!)
Now here are just a few more pictures – I’m sure you can see just how much I love wearing this really simple skirt that I made in just a couple of hours.
∞ Boots Somewhere ∞
∞ Top Kookai ∞