1580 Scottish bodice and skirt

Period Correct Clothing to Fit Your Style… 

  • Bodice and Skirt based on English Merchant class influence on Scottish styles.
  • Basic Gathered Chemise (also a great nightgown)
  • Machine sewn inner seams
  • Hand finished (hems, edging, and eyelets)
  • Matching handmade Lucetted cording
  • Brushed cotton was used for comfort and washability
  • This project was the first “garb” I made for my Mom (the model, Hi Mom!) who wanted something “elegant” to wear to Scottish clan gatherings and for English Country and Scottish Country Dance events. When I started researching historic Scottish clothing, I soon realized that none of it matched my Mom’s idea of “elegant” so I broadened the search and found this look that would be flexible with the variations I included
  • Bodice is reversible to slate blue side to go with an Arisaid (women’s plaid)
  • I later made a velvet skirt and reversible velvet “cover” for the bodice to have a fancier option, I love finding ways to make clothes more practical!

Back-Scottish   Front-Scottish-2

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