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FREE! Isabella Mactavish Fraser Pattern PDF

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The Isabella Mactavish Fraser Pattern PDF is a FREE, easily-downloadable, full-color PDF detailing the pattern and construction of the famous 18th-century tartan wedding gown from the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

We recommend downloading this large PDF on a desktop computer with a stable internet connection. Some phones and tablets may have trouble with downloading and/or opening this document.

In this pattern booklet, you will find the gridded dress pattern, detailed instructions, and many photos of the recreation process as well as images from the original gown. Additionally, helpful diagrams, measurements, and drawings will assist you along the way in recreating your own version of this iconic gown.

This PDF is free to download. Simply click the download button, fill in your information, and a download link will be emailed to you directly. Please also enjoy this short documentary about the Isabella Project:

Interested in more 18th-century sewing? Check out The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking for more references and resources on how to make this and other 18th century gowns and accessories by hand, including the kerchiefs, caps, and other millinery needed to complete your Isabella gown. 

The Isabella Project took place in June 2019 at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Scotland. This pattern and documentary is a result of the 2-day reconstruction project and is free for you to enjoy, share, and learn from.

© 2019 American Duchess Inc. Not for resale.

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