Pattern: Simplicity (vintage) 7213
I was doing so well on my last few projects, so I was not anticipating any problems. Unfortunately this one knocked me down a few pegs – I don’t think I will be attempting another kilt-skirt any time soon. And definitely not this pattern.
I got the idea to make a kilt-skirt last summer, when I went to Scotland for a vacation. Okay so what I really wanted to do was make something in the clan colors shown in Highlander: the TV series (not the movie), since I have always been a huge fan of the show. Finding clan tartan fabric was not as easy as I had hoped – I found some fabric from a few of the clan names but they were all in this really heavy wool that I knew would make my skin break out immediately. And I couldn’t even find MacLeod tartan, which I’m not even sure is historically accurate on the show.
Author’s note: I apologize to all people that may be Scottish reading this! I am definitely not Scottish and I am probably not using any of these words (clan, tartan, etc) correctly since I have no idea of what I am talking about (and all my knowledge comes from the TV show Highlander). Feel free to correct my knowledge about clan or family colors/tartans as I don’t mind being educated! Continue reading