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Kinnard Highland Supplies
Kinnaird Bagpipes & Reeds
918 Budz Green
Saskatoon, SK. S7N 4M9
Highland in Style
This site now has pictures of nearly all of our
products (shoes, hats,
vests, Aboyne Outfits, Hornpipes, Jig Dresses, Blouses and much
more!). We have great pictures of our in-stock washable plaids,
100% Wool Dress Tartans, and our Cotton/Wool Blend Dress tartans. We
also carry 100% Cotton Velvet to match all of our in-stock plaids and
Highland Dance Wear Inc.
77 Sunlake Road SE
Calgary, Alberta T2X 3G9 Canada
(403) 256-1779 or Toll Free 1-888-256-6439
55 Clarke Rd. Coquitlam, BC V3J 3X4
(604) 936-8548 or Fax (604) 936-8502
hose is made for a Champion”
Bridge of Allan, Stirling
FK9 4DQ United Kingdom
Tel: 07983 536570
From outside UK Tel: +44 7983 536570
How to sew a Practice Skirt or
Fabric: Polyester/Cotton blend is
For Little girls:
Up to age 7 3 to 4 metres
7 to 10 years 4 to 5 metres
10 years & up 5 metres
Sew panels together for length; make sure you have enough length of a
For 3 - 4 Metre skirts:
Make a casing at the top. Use 1 inch wide no twist elastic. Thread
adjust to waist, sew elastic together leaving extra so it's adjustable
For larger skirts, it's probably easier to gather on a waistband. Make
a tube of
fabric for length, gather-using zigzag stitch over crochet cotton. Make
waistband too big and fasten with Velcro.
2X's width of waistband, fold in half.
Add 6 or more inches to waist to allow extra grow room.
Scottish Official Board of
Costuming Rules - Revised 2001
HIGHLAND DRESS FOR MALE DANCERS
For Premier of Pre-premier Dancers (STYLE A)
Jacket: May be of velvet or cloth, in any color and any
of doublet, e.g. Prince Charlie, Montrose.
Waistcoat: May be worn with Prince Charlie jacket.
Cummerbund: Black or to match the kilt may be worn in
place of a
Kilt: Any Clan, Family or District Tartan is acceptable.
The length of
the kilt is to the top of the knee. A kilt pin may be worn.
Trews: May be worn for Seann Triubhas.
Hose: Full tartan hose or military diced hose to match the
Garter Flashes: To tone with the kilt are optional.
Sporran: Evening pattern with plated metal top or leather
to be worn.
Waist Belt: Leather with plated metal buckle may be worn,
but not worn
with a waistcoat.
Head Dress: Balmoral must be worn with appropriate crest
Feathers should NOT be worn.
Plaid: A belted plaid may be worn with the jacket.
Shirt: A white shirt and bow tie should be worn with the
Jabot: Should be white lace worn only with Montrose Jacket.
Sleeve Ruffles: May be worn in conjunction with a lace
jabot but must be
attached to the sleeve of the jacket.
Footwear: Black highland dancing pumps.
Sgian Dubh: Should not be worn whilst dancing.
Underwear: Dark or toning with the kilt should be worn but
NOTE: The above dress excludes competitors from H M Forces
are wearing regulation military dress.
Highland Dress for Male Pre-Premier Dancers:
May be worn by Pre-Premier dancers only:
Jacket and/or Waistcoat: Day wear style, in lovat cloth or
other types of
tweed or same as style A.
Kilt: As style A.
Hose: Plain to tone with kilt or natural or same as style
Sporran: Same as style A.
Shirt and tie: A white shirt and time may be worn without
Head Dress: Optional or as style A.
Footwear: Black highland dancing pumps.
Underwear: Same as style A.
HIGHLAND DRESS FOR FEMALE DANCERS
Highland Dress for Female Premier and Pre-Premier Dancers
Jacket or Waistcoat to be worn.
Jacket: Black or colored velvet. Close fitting at the waist and hips,
down the front, with basque having two points in front and one at back,
are more slightly curved. The jacket is trimmed around the edges with a
row of 1/2-inch silver or gold braid. The length depends on the
physique of the
dancer. The facings have a single row of not more than five ornamental
embossed buttons on each side. A lace trim at back of neck is optional.
full-length sleeves may have a single row of not more than five silver
buttons at the vent. If desired, ruffles (not more than 1 inch in
depth) may be
worn at the wrist, but they must be fastened to the sleeve. The front
the jacket are boned from the waist up, elastic loops are fitted inside
fasten the top of the kilt in order to prevent the jacket from rising
arms are raised. A sleeveless blouse with lace front or a lace insert
worn. The lace frills should be visible.
Waistcoat: Similar to the jacket as described above but
with no sleeves,
there being no braid around the armholes.
White Blouse: Full sleeves to the elbow with a
lace-ornamented front. An
upright stiff half-inch lace trim may be attached to the back of the
neck of the
Kilt: Any Clan, Family or District tartan is acceptable.
It should reach
to the top of the knee.
Hose: Full clan tartan hose to match the kilt.
Underwear: Dark or toning with the kilt should be worn
but not white.
Hair: No visible hair adornments.
Footwear: Black Highland dancing pumps.
The following SHOULD NOT BE WORN: Underskirt, Sporran, Garter
Waistbelt, Sgian Dhub, Kilt Pin or other ornaments of any
Highland Dress for Female Pre-Premier Dancers:
May be worn by Pre-Premier dancers only.
Kilt: As described in style B.
White Blouse: As described in type 1 or plain white shirt
worn with or
without a tie.
Hose: As described in style B or white knee high
DRESS FOR NATIONAL DANCES
Trews: Male dancers may wear tartan trews instead of kilt
Skirt: To be a tartan or similar design in cloth, not
and should be gathered not circular. Length should be to the knee.
satin and lurex are not acceptable.
White Blouse: Full sleeves to the elbow with NO FRILLS. No
more than four
very small tartan bows, on each sleeve, may be worn. The location of
are optional. Frills on front of blouse are not acceptable.
Underskirt: White cotton with no adornments. A lace edging
provided it is cotton.
Bodice: Velvet, waist length, laced up the front and
scalloped or petal
design all the way round. With or without ornamental buttons and narrow
round the scallops.
Plaid: Square or rectangular pleated, fastened to the
right shoulder with
a Scottish brooch. The plaid should be attached to the waist at the
Socks: White without frills, ankle or knee high or
natural tights may be
Dress: A white dress with a tartan as in Style A. The
skirt should be
worn to the top of the knee and may be circular.
DRESS FOR SAILORS' HORNPIPE
Jumper: To be made of navy blue material (serge or twill)
or white drill,
shaped to the body and with set in sleeves. V-neck front opening with
thickness collar attached. The bottom of the jumper should be in line
fork and the sleeves to extend to the wrist bone. The sleeves may be
but stripes are not acceptable.
Trousers: To be made of the same material and to be the
same colour as
the jumper. Bell-bottomed style, the circumference of the trouser
bottoms to be
two or three inches wider than the circumference of the knee. Trouser
Vest: To be white drill with square neck and bound with
Cap: Regulation white or navy blue with circular crown.
The cap should
not have name bands.
Collar: Navy or blue denim with three white stripes.
Should be worn with
either navy or white suit. Black ribbon, tied in a Bow, may be worn.
Socks: Plain white or navy.
DRESS FOR IRISH JIG (Scottish Version)
Tail Coat: In red or green.
Waistcoat: in red or green in opposite colour to that of
Trousers: Knee breeches preferably in brown or khaki
whipcord, slack below knees as per description in the book.
Socks: Long red or green.
Muffler: Red or green neckerchief.
Paddy Hat: A traditional country Irish hat.
Shillelagh: Weight 3-4 lbs.
Footwear: Black, red or green Irish Jig shoes.
Dress: White, red or green. White dress should be worn
Bodice: Same shape as for Nationals, either red or green.
White Blouse: To be worn if dress is sleeveless.
Skirt: Red or green to be worn with white blouse and
bodice also in red or green. The length same as for Nationals.
Cummerbund: Red or green, may be worn but not in
conjunction with a
Length: One to two inches above the knee for juveniles.
Adult dancers may
prefer a longer skirt.
Apron: A small white apron is work with any of the
above. A small shamrock will be permitted.
Underskirt: White only and preferably of cotton. These
are not lifted
during the dance and all 'flouncing' movements are done with the skirt
Socks: Plain white or natural colored tights may be worn.
Hair: A plain ribbon may be worn.
Footwear: Black, red or green Irish Jig shoes.
Note: The dress is usually made of cotton or similar material.
should not be used nor should sequins or similar ornamentation are not