I’m not wild about the execution of the story in Outlander, but I gotta say, that wardrobe. I’ve watched the show just for that, and read every interview and blogpost I can by the costumers. Just amazing. And one of my absolute favorites is Claire’s plaid and floral gown.
That one. hubba hubba. So I’ve long wanted to make Rosie a similar gown but have hunted for just the right plaid and floral combo for a while. And you know what? I love the result so much I will probably make another combination like this with a red plaid and a pretty black and gold floral print I have. Anyway, let’s talk pictures.
I used Thimbles & Acorns Sacque Back Gown and Caraco Jacket pattern because it’s one of my favorite patterns of all time. Claire’s is a fitted gown, not sacque back and it actually looks to me like the stomacher is sewn in. When I do my next iteration of plaid-floral combo maybe I’ll go closer to that, but I also wanted to use the sacque back pattern so I could make two gowns to go with the petticoat because I just loved the bluebell fabric I found SO much.
ROSIE YOUR HAIR. I love and hate the #61 wig. So beautiful but not far off from Rebecca’s in the difficult curl management department. It very much fits Rosie’s character though. She’s a lady but… a bit wild. Sometimes it’s fun to think of how she compares to other dolls I have. She’s quite more composed and ladylike than Tinu, and sort of hoity-toity like Evelyn or Mishka, but more defiant and active and playful.
Sort of tough to see in a photo because of so much plaid, but the sleeves are cut on the diagonal for pattern variety. Both this gown and the Caraco jacket have the cuffs as well.
When that wig behaves though, it really does look lovely. Above you can see the fichu band doing its thing. Rosie’s father is Scottish and her mother is French. Her French grandmother isn’t pleased about those freckles but her mother thinks they’re charming and very Scotish.
The matching fabrics make a bit difficult to really see the details of the jacket. It’s got the sacque back as well. You can see the cuffs better in the photo below though!
Quite pleased with this, even though it took foreverrrr with so much hand-sewing to finish it. I’m remembering why I don’t make these gowns everyday, ha. But it came out just like I’d hoped and I will definitely be making more plaid-floral combos!