November 4, 2010

Celtic Outfit Pictures

Here it is!  The finished celtic ensemble!

Pattern: Simplicity 3623
View: A
I used Navy cotton and Kona Muslin for the vest, and a polyester silky sort of blend for the skirt.  Gold eyelets (because I couldn't find grommets =( ) and black cord were used to lace up the vest.

The pattern was very easy, but there were a few things I didn't understand.  Why are we gathering and darting the skirt?  Why are we binding the bottom of the bodice with twill tape?  Why are the sleeves on the shirt short? (note to self, lengthen sleeves...)  And last but not least, why is boning so obstinate?!

Twirl!  By the Way, there is horsehair braid in the hem, so it sticks out nicely. :-)
The outfit in action. :-)
Eyelets y bias binding

Click on pictures for larger views =)


  1. Oh,I love it! lol,thats the pattern I was talking about in my other comment!:) I want to make one now!=) Great job,I love it( oh wait I already said that)!

  2. That is absolutely GORGEOUS! I want to make an outfit with that pattern someday. :-)

  3. What a project! I love the colors of the plaid! Blessings, Joanna!

    Joyfully in Jesus,

  4. WOW!!! You did a fantastic job! I love Celtic things,so I need to make myself one,too. :)

  5. I LOVE it! I love the colors you chose, too :) Your finish work is very professional-looking :)

  6. Wow! I really like your outfit. It is so pretty. The 'Twirl' picture almost looks like you have a hoop under it. =)

  7. Thanks everybody! I had a lot of fun with it.

  8. Hi Joanna!
    Wow, you did a wonderful job on your's lovely! =) It looks like it was a lot of fun to make. =) We just got a new sewing machine so I'm excited to start a few projects!
    Love in Christ,