Dream Tartans

Dream Tartans Summary
  • Dream Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
  • Simplicity Pattern 5843
  • Lochcarron Heirloom Collect Stewart Purple Tartan
  • Lindsay Fleming’s Staffa Gown
  • Carey’s Freedom Gown
  • Lochcarron Thistle Emblem Tartan
  • Buchanan Ancient Tartan
  • MacLaine of Lochbuie Hunting Ancient Tartan
  • Drummond of Strathallan Ancient Tartan
  • Wexford County Crest Range Tartan
  • Rosetti Madeleine Gown
  • Very Merry Seamstress Gown
  • Simplicity Pattern 3809
  • Simplicity Pattern 5582


Get in touch with that sundown fellow
As he tiptoes across the sand
He's got a million kinds of stardust
Pick your fav'rite brand, and

Dream, when you're feeling blue
Dream, that's the thing to do
Just watch the smoke rings rise in the air
You'll find your share of memories there

So dream when the day is through Dream,
and they might come true
Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream

Dream when the day is through Dream,
and they might come true
Things never are as bad as they seem
So dream, dream, dream

So dream, dream, dream

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer

The world of dreams swirls with pastel yellows and varying shades of lavender and lilac in my mind…and this gown looks like a dream walking.

Simplicity Pattern 5843

Though basically strapless, the thin spaghetti straps add just a touch of modesty. The sleeves are just gorgeous, while the slight dip to a point in the waistline and the flowing skirt are just soooo feminine.

Of course, the embroidery makes the dress. The motifs could be Celtic knots, thistles, or even rosebuds done in lavenders and purples.

Just imagine an amethyst necklace and earrings, with a tiara of brass. The tiara could secure a veil, matching the gown in color, but of the finest handkerchief linen or a silk chiffon.

The Lochcarron Heirloom Stewart Purple tartan seems made for this bridal gown.

Lochcarron Heirloom Collection Stewart Purple tartan

Another dream walking is this gown by Lindsay Fleming. The Celtic embroidery at the neckline is exquisite. The flowing silk chiffon cloak is truly like a dream. Though no tartan is present and I would recommend none. I’d let the bridal attendants and others furnish the tartan colors and just be the center of all in this understated, elegant brides dress.

Image courtesy Lindsay Fleming

For more information about Staffa, and other gowns, go to Lindsay Fleming’s website.

Another dream, for another type of personality is this confection, though I would recommend shoes.

Image courtesy Carey

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Lochcarron of Scotland introduced a line of Emblem Tartans a few years back. This one is named Thistle. It would go well with any of the gowns. As bridesmaid dresses or sashes, Thistle would add a dreamy, Scottish accent.

Lochcarron’s Thistle Emblem tartan

Other tartans to go with our featured gown, or the others, as trim, skirts, bodices, underskirts, or just sashes…

Buchanan Ancient tartan

MacLaine of Lochbuie Hunting Ancient tartan

Drummond of Strathallan Ancient tartan

Wexford County Crest Range tartan 3104

For a more historical gown, this offering by Rossetti still carries the Dream Tartan theme.

Image courtesy Rossetti

Entitled Madeleine, this and other Rossetti creations are a joy to wander through.

One other dress, featured in the Scottish Wedding Dreams Newsroom blog on July 7, 2007, is from Very Merry Seamstress. This and other of her gowns are good candidates for a Dream Tartan wedding theme.

Image courtesy Very Merry Seamstress

This and other gowns, from very reasonably price on up, can be seen beginning at catalog page.

Two patterns for simpler gowns using Dream Tartans ~

Simplicity Pattern 3809

Simplicity Pattern 5582

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