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Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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~Bonnie Lass Costume~
Submitted By edith on 10/10/03
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The Inspiration...
 
A love of everything Scottish, my dear friend Kellie, the book The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter, and also In Freedoms Cause by G.A. Henty.
 
Illustrations by N.C. Wyeth from The Scottish Chiefs.
 
The Costume...
 
Meet my "prop", Bob.  Bob was a wee bit anxious during this photo shoot since it was getting close to his dinner time.  The boy loves his food;)
 
The skirt and tam were made 6 years ago...
The vest was beyond me at that point in my sewing experience, but I finally pulled it out and made it last year.
 
The skirt is quite full, and made of cozy plaid flannel, as is the tam.
 
The lace-up vest is made of black cotton, has metal eyelets down the front and plastic boning. 
 
-The blouse is store bought (Coldwater Creek), but I'm planning to make a blouse to go with this outfit someday.-
 
I wish I could tell you what pattern I used, but I can't find it online, and I borrowed it from Kellie:)
 
I've always wanted to ride Bob while wearing this costume:)
 
Well, there you have it, my Bonnie Lass costume!
 
It's a very versatile costume, and I've used the vest at a friend's Renaissance themed party...
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{a BIG thank you to my brother Alex for being my personal photographer}
 

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Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/03 - 19:18 GMT
This is lovely! I'm a big fan of Scottish stuff too!
 
Great job on the outfit - the corset bodice is great!
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/03 - 19:48 GMT
Thank you, Atlanta!=)
 
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/05 - 2:25 GMT
OH!! I LOVE SCOTTISH OUTFITS!! Can you make me one? ;)  It's gorgeous! What was the pattern for the vest or did you design it yourself?
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/05 - 3:04 GMT
I thought you'd like this outfit ;)  Thank you:)
There's a matching plaid scarf/shawl and blanket pins that go with it too, but I could NOT find them when I did the photo shoot.  I still can't find one of the pins...
I might add a picture of the shawl and pin now that I've found them:)
 
lol.  Someday I would love to sew custom made historical costumes for people, but I'm not set up for it yet.  When I am, you can be my first customer;)
 
I used a pattern, but I borrowed it from a friend, and it's now out of print...
Aha!  I finally found the pattern that I used on ebay! It's the Simplicity Bonnie Lassies pattern.
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/06 - 1:10 GMT
Lovely work, my dear.  No. 8 is too sweet=)
 
Alba gu brath!
~Margery~
 
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/06 - 2:30 GMT
No. 8 is definitely my favorite:)
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
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Posted 2010/10/06 - 3:55 GMT
Gorgeous Tasha!  You look beautiful!  
Re: Historical Costume Inspiration Festival
4 weeks - 32,767v
Posted 2010/10/06 - 3:58 GMT
You're so sweet, Lauren!  Thank you:)

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