Made-to-measure Isle of Skye tartan maxi skirt, handmade in Edinburgh with 100% pure new wool tartan.
Photography: Rose+Julien / Modelling: Mathilde
|This product is made in small quantity each month. Please get in touch if you would like to know the current leadtime.
If you are on a tight schedule, will do our best to accommodate your request.
About our tartan maxi skirt:
A versatile skirt that can be worn in many different ways, for many different occasions! Worn high and fitted at the waist with a glorious full body of cloth at the hem. This cut is flattering on all body shapes and twirls beautifully when you spin!
Our tartan maxi skirt fastens smoothly at the back with a concealed zip. The lines of the tartan design are carefully aligned to seamlessly run across the front of the waistband, as well as along the back seam and zipper: it’s all in the details! The bottom of the skirt has a double-fold hem for a sleek finish.
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Tartan fabrics come in a wide variety of patterns and colors. I If you would like other colors and patterns, get in touch for a custom order. You can also check our current range of tartan maxi skirts.
About Isle of Skye tartan:
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 weaver Angus MacLeod from Lewis who 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’. (Source: The Scottish register of tartans)
To make your made-to-measure skirt, I’ll need 3 measurements. Ask for someone to help you to get the measurement as accurate as possible.
– Your waist measurement : On most people, these skirts look best worn rather high on the waist, at the narrowest part of your torso. This is where we advise you to take your waist measurement. After you have located your waist, take a tape measure, and bring it all the way around your body. Make sure it is straight and not too tight. Check the number on the tape just after you exhale, as you want to be able to breathe comfortably
– Your hip measurement : take your hip measurement with the tape measure around the fullest part of your hip/seat.
– The desired length of the skirt : For this measurement, it is essential to ask for someone’s help to get the correct length. Stand straight, look forward. The person helping you should go back to your waist (where you measured earlier) and start measuring from there down to the desired length. This skirt shape looks best when made to maxi-length, as the skirt flares out from the waist: the longer, the fuller! We advise to have it made as long as somewhere between mid-calf and your ankle.
Should you have any question regarding the sizing of the skirt, or how to measure yourself, we are always happy to help! Drop us an email. 🙂
Scottish tartan, 100 % pure new wool woven in Scotland.
Dry clean only.
To iron your skirt, set the iron on the wool, medium or 2-dot heat setting. Whilst ironing, using the steaming function will make crease removal easier.
Processing time and shipping:
Our made-to-measure items, including our tartan skirts, are made to order, in a limited number each month. Processing time may vary from 2-6 week, depending on current orders and tartan availability. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you need your skirt for a particular date.
Our skirts will always be shipped with a tracking number that will be provided to you after it has been shipped. Local collections in Edinburgh at no extra cost can be arranged.
If you have any questions or inquiries, please get in touch. We will be happy to help.
Julie Fahy (verified owner) –
I absolutely love my new skirt (and all the other items I’ve bought from Atelier Escapades!)! Customer service is so excellent and the final product is of the finest quality. Mathilde even helped me with my choice of tartan by sending me samples. Thanks again, I couldn’t be happier with my shopping experience! 🙂