> My persona is in Scotland around the last half of the 16th century. I
> am however having a hard time finding any information on what the
> women were wearing.
In your period, there is a distinct cultural division between the
predominantly Gaelic-speaking Scottish Highlanders and the
predominantly Scots-speaking Scottish Lowlanders. The answer to your
question will depend upon which your persona is. "Scottish Women's
offers more info on this issue.
If you're a highlander, Kass McGann's "Highland Women's Dress"
will offer you as good a place to start as any. Look to her sources
and those given in the article I mentioned above for further research.
(One tip: McClintock's _Old Irish and Highland Clothing_ is virtually
impossible to find in hard copy. It is, however, available on disk
through Unicorn Limited
If you're a lowlander, your clothing will be very like that worn in
England and/or France at the same time (or a decade or three before).
The Elizabethan Costume Page <http://elizabethancostume.net/
Renaissance Tailor <http://www.renaissancetailor.com/
>, and Extreme Costuming
> could all contribute to your
understanding. Well-researched commercial patterns for English
clothing from the 16th century are available from Margo's Patterns
> and Reconstructing History
By the way, the Medieval Scotland site
> (on which the first article
referenced above appears) is probably the best first place for you to
look for general persona stuff. When you're ready to put together your
S.C.A. name, visit the Medieval Names Archive guide to Scottish names
>. Start with "Scottish
Names 101", and you should have no trouble avoiding most of the errors
to which newbies fall prey.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra