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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    You probably already know about it, but there's a great forum for people building fantasy/sci-fi/etc costumes, The RPF

    https://www.therpf.com/forums/

    If you haven't already done so you might start a thread there. The people on that forum really know their stuff!
    Thanks, I'd be asking for advice over there as well.

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    I agree a slit would be more practical than a round hole, but would need a strong stitching top and bottom
    to prevent further ripping in the wearing. As the weight of it will likely give it a strong downward angle I think
    it might cause less problems to drape the kilt over the tail. Although, now that I think about it, there was
    that time in 1961 I did make a mistake.........er, miscalculation....??

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    As it happens - I can recommend a lightweight longer length Kingussie style kilt where sturdy tails are involved, a double folded (or even treble folded) centre back boxpleat can be made with a strap to hold it centrally over the tail. If the tail curls up it might be best to spilt the fabric at a suitable point so as to allow the kilt to fall below it more easily, but you'd need to try it out for just how long a split and the positioning of it.

    Another option for a heavier weight fabric is to make the lower part of the kilt with a centre back seam as the middle of an inverted pleat, - a reverse Kingussie style is my recommendation as it tends to close around the body, and simply leave the seam open to allow the tail to protrude. This kilt then lies normally around the body. A strip of fabric can be inserted below the tail, the width of the tail, to close the gap.

    If the edges are finished then the extra strip/strap can be removed and the splits can be closed up with whip stitch, for 'normal' use, and then opened up again and the extra bits replaced quite easily.
    I presume to dictate to no man what he shall eat or drink or wherewithal he shall be clothed."
    -- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.

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    Hmm, nobody else has said it, so I will. Have you considered the alternative - "Don't" - out of respect for the Scottish National Dress?
    Regards, Sav.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillowEstate View Post
    Hmm, nobody else has said it, so I will. Have you considered the alternative - "Don't" - out of respect for the Scottish National Dress?
    Don't what? Use it for my costume? I already said that i'd use a much cheaper fabric if i had to cut it or i'd drape a proper great kilt over the tail. Plus it's a costume of a fantasy character, It's not like i'd be drawing obscene imagery all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pleater View Post
    As it happens - I can recommend a lightweight longer length Kingussie style kilt where sturdy tails are involved, a double folded (or even treble folded) centre back boxpleat can be made with a strap to hold it centrally over the tail. If the tail curls up it might be best to spilt the fabric at a suitable point so as to allow the kilt to fall below it more easily, but you'd need to try it out for just how long a split and the positioning of it.

    Another option for a heavier weight fabric is to make the lower part of the kilt with a centre back seam as the middle of an inverted pleat, - a reverse Kingussie style is my recommendation as it tends to close around the body, and simply leave the seam open to allow the tail to protrude. This kilt then lies normally around the body. A strip of fabric can be inserted below the tail, the width of the tail, to close the gap.

    If the edges are finished then the extra strip/strap can be removed and the splits can be closed up with whip stitch, for 'normal' use, and then opened up again and the extra bits replaced quite easily.
    Thank you, I'll definitely be keeping that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalesLax View Post
    Now you've got me considering all the things that would be different if I were a lizard person - cars, seats in general, beds, etc.....
    I would wager that is the first time, in all of human history, where that phrase has been spoken.
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