Making an Outlander Inspired Dress

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Original design by Terry Dresbach, look at all these gorgeous pictures of the original!!!

The sell proper tartan fabrics here if you want to make a better replica than me:

The fabric & assorted notions I used are from Jo-anns
Braided trim from Daytona Trims
Lining from Fabric Mart
Boning from here:
Cap was made by me
Shoes are the Fraser from American Duchess

Videos that show skirt closures in action:

The pattern was originally from this book (this is an affiliate link):

Then in turned into this:

And this.

Before being altered for this piece!

I’d also recommended the American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking (this is an affiliate link)

It is written with working on a model in mind, but is really good about explaining historical techniques that aren’t clear in other books.


If you are interested in seeing more of my work or contacting me, I’ll leave links to my various sites below!



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About me:

My name is Angela Clayton, I’m a twenty year old designer and seamstress who is currently living on Long Island, in NY.

I’ve been sewing for five years and focused on period costumes and original designs for the last three. I make costumes for fun and to expand my skill set so I can hopefully get a job in the industry someday.

Check out my FAQ linked above to hear more about me, and any of the other sites to see more of my work!

I can be contacted with inquires about paid work via the email above.


My patterns (go buy them!):

My sewing machines include: Singer Heavy Duty 4423, Singer Industrial 191D-20, Singer 15-30

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