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Project

Aboyne Costume - highland dancing

What you will need

  • 100% wool tartan - Dress MacBeth. Vest is made from 100% cotton velvet.

Q&A with Karen Fyfe

kriscindr992008 asked:
Hi there, We live in NZ and our daughter is right into highland dancing. I am looking for a pattern to be able to make her an outfit as she is only 3 and a size 2 I am having trouble finding something. Are you able to help?
Karen Fyfe answered:
Hi...you can easily adapt a regular pattern for a simple vest I'm sure, and just add the petals. The skirt is just a gathered skirt that doesn't require a pattern, but you should also be able to find a regular commercial pattern for a simple skirt in her size. Your daughter is too young to compete, so it doesn't have to be to regulations. Unfortunately, the patterns that are available for these costumes don't come as small as your daughter's size.
Paula-Ayn asked:
Love this. I have to make one for my daughter this year. I'm going to try your suggestion and use a vest pattern. The official Aboyne bodice pattern is so expensive, especially with how fast my daughter grows.
Karen Fyfe answered:
I don't know how old your daughter is, but if you have a look at the Simplicity or Butterick patterns - in their costume section - you'll find a pattern very similar to the Aboyne vest. (I think it might be Butterick) Wouldn't take too much to adapt it. I think the pattern I'm thinking of may be in adult sizing though - not sure if they have one for a younger child.