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Unread 04-21-2017, 04:50 AM   #1
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Looking for specific skirt fabric

This year I want to make Claire's outfit from Outlander. Since she wears many different dresses in the seasons, I narrowed it down to two.

My problem is, I can't seem to find the right pattern for the first skirt. I know it's a sort of greyish colour.

The materials seem to be of a wool-type fabric.

The second one is a dark brown wool skirt and a navy blue bodice, I guess?

Could someone help me? And if I can't find the correct design, could I also paint the stripes on?
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Unread 04-22-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
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Historical costumes are often a LOT more expensive to do than fantasy, because if the fabric isn't right it's painfully obvious. She wears good quality Scottish Tartans and plain wools manufactured the same places. In the US these fabrics usually run $40- 60 a yard.

While the costumers for the show have taken a few liberties, it's mostly really accurate, especially the construction of her skirts. By the way, her waist isn't cinched that much, she's wearing an undergarment called a bum roll which widens the hip but creates the same silhouette.

Are you mentally prepared for period accurate costuming? if yes, you want to be financially prepared as well, it's a bear.
Nothing is impossible, but some things are very expensive.
My Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/penlowe I make non-fitted custom things to ship within the continental US. I only do fitted garments for those whom I can meet in person.
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