Scottish Stuff – Part 1

I just landed a minor part in a local production of The Scottish Play Opera, which got me thinking about my Scottish roots.  I’m a Lindsay, which is not one of the more well known patterns (unlike Stewart or Blackwatch) but which still comes in several different variations:

There’s Lindsay Ancient:

LindsayAncient

Lindsay Hunting Ancient:

LindsayHuntingAncient

Lindsay Weathered:

LindsayWeathered

Lindsay Old Colors:

LindsayOldColors

Lindsay Modern:

LindsayModern

Lindsay New Modern:

LindsayNewModern

Lindsay Red Dress:

LindsayRedDress

and Lindsay Blue Dress:

LindsayBlueDress

 

Clearly, my Lindsay ancestors were a color-savvy bunch.

I want to make a circle skirt & sash similar to the image below out of one of these colors, probably either Modern, New Modern, Red Dress or Blue Dress.

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Tartan fabric is crazy expensive though, even for lightweight poly-viscose.  So far the cheapest I’ve seen is around $20/yard, so I may have to save up a bit first.  Ebay and Etsy aren’t helping, because they don’t seem to carry Lindsay tartans.  If anyone knows someplace I can get Lindsay tartans for under $10/yard please speak feel free to leave a comment below!