Scottish tradition is not only admired, but is also a proud heritage across the Appalachian Mountain region of the Eastern United States. The earliest Scottish immigrants settled in Pennsylvania, and from there migrated to the Shenandoah Valley and on into the Carolinas, where they remained. Many family traditions and crafts are heavily influenced by the Scottish immigrants who made their homes there in the 17th and 18th centuries. Highland games are still popular in the area, as are tartans, kilts, tams, Presbyterian churches, moonshine, rock walls, herding and hunting dogs, and more. It is not uncommon to find a Scottish museum, to hear bagpipes and flutes played at a parade or funeral, and to taste fish and chips, meat pies, ginger beer, and bread pudding.
The FROG Princess Fashions Highlands Holiday pieces were inspired by the beautiful tartans of our Scottish and Irish ancestors who came to live in the southern Appalachians and are a tribute to my husband’s (and now my) family name. This traditional dress design features a fitted bodice with a jabot collar and shoulder extensions, puffed sleeves with optional sleeve bands or pleated ruffles, and a lovely pleated skirt with button band trim at the waist.
Stitch up your version in a small-scale tartan, homespun or houndstooth check, add the matching bonnet and purse, and the lovely Scottie quilt from the companion accessory set, and your doll will be beautifully clad for a Scottish- style holiday!
Stitch one or several for your 18” dolls today. What’s more, you can embellish your dress with an entire set of Scotties perfectly stitched on your embroidery machine. Add one or all of the beautiful in-the-hoop ornaments and your doll is all set for a party! The Frog Princess Fashions Highlands Holiday Machine Embroidery Design Set offers a set of three filled Scotties for the skirt, 3 appliqué designs that can also be used for the skirt or craft projects, and 3 unique free-standing lace ornament design for your doll to hang on her Christmas tree! Have a beautiful Highlands Holiday!
This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Dress: Homespun, small scale tartans, gingham, buffalo plaids, seersucker, broadcloth, light-to-medium weight twill, corduroy, velour, velvet/velveteen; Sleeves: batiste, eyelet, broadcloth, quilting cotton, dotted swiss, rayon; Jabot/Sleeve Bands/Pleated ruffle trim: taffeta, satin, damask, dupioni silk, Peau de soie.
Dress all views:
• ½ yd for dress with nap
• ⅟3 yd for dress without nap
• ⅛ yd (or less) for lining and contrasting sleeves
• ¼ yd for jabot/pleated ruffle trim or sleeve bands
• 2 pre-cut sheets of 9” x 12” black craft felt or vinyl
• Hook and loop tape for dress closure
• 2 size 3/8” buttons for button band
Optional: fusible hem tape to reinforce dress and blouse closures and double fold bias tape to match fabric
Optional: baby rick rack trim
Optional: ½” plaid ribbon for Scottie bow collar
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 16 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A one page summary of instructions is included to help save on printer ink. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
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