Sewing an 18th Century Gown - Recreating the Isabella MacTavish Fraser Wedding Gown Documentary
Last summer, Abby and Lauren went off to Scotland to lend our skills on a project led by Rebecca Olds of Timesmith Dressmaking at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. Recreating the Isabella MacTavish Fraser wedding gown was no easy feat (despite how simple the gown might appear...). 18th-century dressmaking is a fickle beast and a challenge for even those of us who are quite familiar with the mantua-making trades. This "simple tartan gown" demanded all of our skills, expertise, and patience to come back to life as a recreation, and luckily, we were able to document the process, from start to finish.
This documentary on recreating the Isabella MacTavish Fraser wedding gown, from its history, the history of tartan, reproducing the fabric, and recreating the gown, is a result of many months of work, research, dreams, bloody fingers, and incredible interviews with experts. We learned so much during this project, and we are thrilled to finally share it with you.
**Download a FREE PDF pattern of the gown here: http://www.american-duchess.com/isabella-mactavish-fraser-pattern-pdf (psst - there's a special bonus surprise when you download the pattern too!