Medium Weight Premium Wool Earasaid
The earasaid (aka erasaid or arisaid) is essentially the women’s version of the greatkilt. Worn over an under-dress, the earasaid can be very versatile. It can be worn long or short, for warmth or for style. The perfect compliment to any period costume. Pleating instructions are included with each earasaid.
We make these earasaids from medium weight (12/13 oz.) premium wool tartan, woven in Scotland, 54″ wide. Medium weight tartan will hang better and take a crisper pleat than light weight tartan. Many tartans are only available in medium weight. Because it’s heavier, it my not be as light and comfortable to wear as homespun, synthetic blend, or light weight (10/11 oz.) tartan.
The earasaid has less fabric in it than a great kilt. Why? Because the earasaid generally doesn’t wrap completely around the front like a greatkilt, and it has less pleats. An earasaid usually has just a few large pleats in the back — sometimes even just bunched-up instead of pleated. I say “generally” and “usually” because the earasaid is so very versatile — you can wear it however you want.
We make three different sizes of earasaid (2.5 yd, 3 yd, and 4 yd). There are two basic ways you can choose to wear an earasaid. Which size you choose depends on your waist size, and how you want to wear your earasaid.
Method #1: The earasaid will be worn from knee to mid-calf length (maximum of about 27″ long). You should be able to bring fabric over one shoulder or both, and brooch it in front. You should have plenty of pleats, and enough fabric meet in the front, or overlap a bit if you want it to. A 2.5 yard earasaid will fit up to about a 34 inch waist, a 3 yard earasaid will fit up to about a 40 inch waist, and a 4 yard earasaid will fit 40+ inch waist sizes.
Method #2: The earasaid will be worn floor length. You should be able to bring fabric up over your head if you want to, and brooch it like a hooded cloak. Worn this way you’ll be limited by the width of the fabric. You can make your earasaid fit almost any waist size, but you’ll have only a few pleats, and just enough fabric meet in the front (maybe). This method works best with a 2.5 yd earasaid. You can make it work a 3 or (maybe) 4 yard earasaid, but you end up with too much fabric to deal with above your head and shoulders.
Pleating instructions are included with each earasaid (Earasaid Instructions.PDF). Because it’s so versatile, we would encourage you to pleat it yourself each time you wear it. That way you can change the length and style or number of pleats any time you want to. However, we can pleat it for you and stitch everything into place. This makes it very easy to wear, but you’ll need to decide on a length and stick with it. If you’re interested, just add Cheater Pleats™ to your shopping cart after you add your earasaid.
NOTE — The earasaid pictured above is not necessarily medium weight wool. It was chosen as a good representation of an earasaid in general.
Accessories For Your Earasaid
You’ll notice in many of the photos that the earasaid is usually worn with an underdress and a bodice. We are working on making these products available, but for now your best option is to make them yourself. We don’t sell patterns ourselves, but here are some we found that might be useful to you:
|Lochcarron Medium Weight Tartan List C||
Anderson Ancient, Anderson Modern, Angus (District) Ancient, Armstrong Ancient, Austin/Keith/Marshall Ancient, Austin/Keith/Marshall Modern, Baird Ancient, Black Watch Ancient, Black Watch Modern, Blair Ancient, Boyd Modern, Brodie Red Modern, Bruce Ancient, Bruce Modern, Buchanan Hunting Modern, Cameron Clan Modern, Cameron of Erracht Ancient, Cameron of Erracht Modern, Campbell Argyll Ancient*, Campbell Argyll Modern*, Campbell Clan Ancient, Campbell Clan Modern, Capercaillie Modern, Chisholm Red Modern, Clark Ancient, Cochrane Modern, Colquhoun Ancient, Colquhoun Modern, Crawford Modern, Culloden (District) Ancient, Cunningham Modern, Dark Douglas Modern, Davidson Ancient, Davidson Modern, Douglas (Green) Ancient, Douglas (Green) Modern, Douglas Navy Dark, Drummond of Perth Modern, Duncan Ancient, Earl of St. Andrews, Elliot Ancient, Erskine (Red & Green) Modern, Farquharson Ancient, Farquharson Modern, Farquharson Weathered, Ferguson Ancient, Forbes Ancient, Forsyth Modern, Fraser Hunting Ancient, Fraser Red (Dress) Ancient, Fraser Red (Dress) Modern, Galbraith Ancient, Galbraith Modern, Gordon Ancient, Gordon Dress Modern, Gordon Modern, Gordon Red Ancient, Gordon Weathered, Graham of Menteith Modern, Graham of Montrose Ancient, Graham of Montrose Modern, Grant (Red) Ancient, Grant (Red) Modern, Gunn Ancient, Gunn Modern, Gunn Weathered, Hamilton Green (Hunting) Ancient, Hay Ancient, Hay Modern, Heather Isle Modern, Henderson Ancient, Holyrood Modern, Hunter Ancient, Inglis Ancient, Innes Red Modern, Irvine Ancient, Isle of Skye, Johnston(e) Ancient, Johnston(e) Modern, Keith/Austin/Marshall Ancient, Keith/Austin/Marshall Modern, Kerr (Red) Modern, Lamont Ancient, Lamont Modern, Leslie Green (Hunting) Ancient, Leslie Green (Hunting) Modern, Lindsay Ancient, Lindsay Modern, Livingston(e) Modern, MacAlister Modern, MacAlpine Modern, MacArthur Modern, MacAulay Red Ancient, MacBeth Modern, MacCallum Ancient, MacDonald Clan Ancient, MacDonald Clan Modern, MacDonald of Clanranald Ancient, MacDonald of the Isles (Hunting) Ancient, MacDonald of the Isles (Hunting) Modern, MacDonnell of Glengarry Modern, MacDougall Modern, MacDuff (Red) Modern, MacDuff Hunting Modern, MacEwan Ancient, MacEwan Modern, MacFarlane (Red) Modern, MacFarlane Hunting Ancient, MacGillivray Modern, MacGregor (Red) Ancient, MacGregor (Red) Modern, MacGregor Hunting Ancient, MacInnes (Hunting) Modern, MacIntosh (Red) Ancient, MacIntosh (Red) Modern, MacIntosh Hunting Ancient, MacIntosh Hunting Modern, MacIntyre (Hunting) Ancient, MacKay Ancient, MacKay Modern, MacKenzie Ancient, MacKenzie Dress Modern, MacKenzie Weathered, MacKinnon Hunting Ancient, MacKinnon Red Modern, MacLachlan (Red) Modern, MacLaren Ancient, MacLaren Modern, MacLean Hunting Modern, MacLean of Duart (Red) Ancient, MacLean of Duart (Red) Modern, MacLean of Duart (Red) Weathered, MacLellan Ancient, MacLeod Hunting (Harris) Ancient, MacLeod Hunting (Harris) Modern, MacMillan Hunting Ancient, MacMillan Hunting Modern, MacNab Modern, MacNaughton Modern, MacNaughton Weathered, MacNeil (Hunting) of Barra Ancient, MacNicol/Nicolson Hunting Ancient, MacPhail Hunting Ancient, MacPherson (Red) Ancient, MacPherson (Red) Modern, MacPherson Hunting Ancient, MacPhie/MacPhee Modern, MacQueen Modern, MacRae Hunting Ancient, MacRae Hunting Weathered, Malcolm Ancient, Marshall/Keith/Austin Ancient, Marshall/Keith/Austin Modern, Mathieson Hunting Modern, Mathieson Red Modern, Maxwell Modern, Menzies Hunting (Green) Modern, Mitchell Ancient, Mitchell Modern, Montgomery Modern, Morrison Green (Hunting) Modern, Muir Modern, Munro Modern, Murray of Atholl Ancient, Murray of Atholl Modern, National Millennium, New York City Modern, Nicolson/MacNicol Hunting Ancient, Ogilve Hunting Ancient, Patriot Modern, Ramsay Red Modern, Robertson Hunting Ancient, Robertson Hunting Modern, Robertson Red Ancient, Robertson Red Modern, Rose Hunting Ancient, Ross Hunting Ancient, Ross Hunting Modern, Ross Hunting Weathered, Russell Ancient, Russell Modern, Scott Green Ancient, Scott Green Weathered, Scott Red Modern, Shaw Ancient, Sinclair Hunting (Green) Ancient, Smith Ancient, Stewart Black Modern, Stewart Hunting Ancient, Stewart Hunting Modern, Stewart Hunting Weathered, Stewart of Appin Hunting Ancient, Stewart Royal Modern, Sutherland Old Ancient, Taylor Ancient, Thomson Blue (Dress) Modern, Turnbull Hunting Modern, Urquhart Ancient, Wallace Red Modern, Watson Ancient, Weir Ancient, Wilson Ancient, Young Weathered
2.5 Yard, 3 Yard, 4 Yard
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