3 new Long Tartan Skirts for November 2021! The Serraspina workshop welcomes three new tartan skirts to add to our 18th-century tartan petticoats collection.
Like all the other skirts in the store, you can combine these Long Tartan Skirts with all our 18th-century outfits. You can pair them with the 18th-century caracos from the Janet collection. But you can also combine our Long Tartan Skirts with the overdresses from the Charlotte collection or the Dorine lace-up bodices.
But you can also wear them every day with a modern jacket or sweater, in a very history bounding spirit. Do you want to immerse yourself in the world of the 18th century? Our Long Tartan Skirts will become your best ally.
The Long Tartan Skirts Features
Our 18th century Isle of Skye, Mackenzie, and Lindsay tartan petticoats are all made from a beautiful quality polyviscose fabric (vegan friendly). Its medium-heavy weight is ideal for a skirt of this style, as it gives it a gorgeous fall.
The two tartan panels are sewn on the sides and patiently pleated in 18th-century fashion. The total span of these skirts is 3 meters. The length is 95 cm, but you can customize it as you like when you place your order. Ideally, the hem should hit the ankles.
To obtain a full volume, you should wear your 18th-century petticoat over several layers or a bustle pad like the SUZIE.
The Isle Of Skye Long Tartan Skirt
This beautiful Long Tartan Skirt was instigated and registered by Mrs Rosemary Nicolson Samios in 1992, an Australian of Skye descent, now living in Skye. It was selected through a worldwide competition won by Angus MacLeod from Lewis. Angus, a weaver to trade, produced the first commercial quantities in traditional kilt weight in 1993 at Lochcarron Weavers in North Strome, within view of the Cuillin Mountains. The colours of the tartan depict those of the island, often called the Misty Isle.
The MacKenzie Long Tartan Skirt
This clan possessed Kintail in the 14th century and take their name from a chief named Kenneth who lived in the 13th century. They were a strong and powerful clan and feuded with their neighbours. They fought against the MacDonalds at the Battle of Blair-na-park in 1491. About 1607 they acquired lands of Lochcarron and Lochalsh. In 1609 Kenneth MacKenzie was created Lord MacKenzie, and the 2nd Lord was made Earl of Seaforth in 1623. They fought in the 1715 Rising and at the Battle of Glenshiel in 1719. They were a numerous clan and in the 18th century could muster 2, 500 fighting men.
The Lindsay Long Tartan Skirt
This family are of Norman descent and were found in the Border counties in the 12th century. Sir David Lindsay of Glenesk, who married a daughter of the Scottish king, was created Earl of Crawford in 1398. The 4th Earl, sometimes known as "Earl Beardie, plotted against the Crown and was soundly defeated by the Earl of Huntly in 1452 and deprived of his lands and titles. He was later pardoned. His son, the 5th Earl, was created Duke of Montrose in 1488, the first Dukedom conferred on a Scot who was not of the Royal family. On his death in 1495 the Dukedom ended. The Lindsays were known as "The Lightsome Lindsays. The seat of the Earl Crawford and Balcarres is at Balcarres in Fife.