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    Kilt Alterations near Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Good Monday evening all,

    Iím pretty new around here, but have been put into the community by a friend as I desperately look for someone to alter a kilt for me.

    Presently I own a Buchanan (Modern) kilt which I purchased when I was somewhat heavier then I am now. That said, somewhat is an understatement. The kilt measures at 49Ē round and Iíve dropped 9Ē to date making the kilt unwearable. Yay me! This is great for my health, but a pain in the butt for my clothes.

    Iím looking for somewhere to go, who is qualified and would be able to take 9Ē off the waistline.

    Any suggestions (other then having to purchase new 🫤) would be appreciated

    Thanks!
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    Doug

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    I've been told a big reduction is a mammoth undertaking but you could talk to 'The Kiltmaker,' Margaret Jackson in Kingston. I have her shop's phone # as 613-634-4118 and she will likely be at the Maxville Games this weekend. I used to talk to Ms Jackson's mother, the original owner, and can certify she is from a long line of kiltmakers that go right back to the Royal makers at Balmoral.

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    You may also want to contact one of our advertisers. Burnett's & Struth are located in Barrie. Their logo and link can be found on the top advertisers banner.
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    Dugario - I was at the Highland Games in Maxville today and picked up the card of a kiltmaker in Ottawa. I asked, and she does do alterations. I will send you a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by dugario View Post
    Presently I own a Buchanan (Modern) kilt which I purchased when I was somewhat heavier then I am now.
    I donít know if you know what Iím talking about but was it the Asymmetrical or symmetrical version you have?
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    Thank you all

    Thank you all for taking the time to reply.

    I was able to touch base with a local kiltmaker here in Ottawa who was attending the GlenGarry Highland Games. I will also reach out to Joan in Kingston to get a comparison/second opinion.

    Here's hoping

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    Quote Originally Posted by dugario View Post
    Thank you all for taking the time to reply.

    I was able to touch base with a local kiltmaker here in Ottawa who was attending the GlenGarry Highland Games. I will also reach out to Joan in Kingston to get a comparison/second opinion.
    Since I also live in Ottawa would it be possible to get the name of that kiltmaker?
    Ontario commissionairs of clan Logan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patty Logan View Post
    Since I also live in Ottawa would it be possible to get the name of that kiltmaker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dugario View Post
    Shirlsy Stapley (Marshall)
    613-867-5222
    stapleys@sympatico.ca
    FB Our Turn Woodcraft
    Marshall Bespoke Kiltmaker
    Thank you so much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lallans View Post
    I've been told a big reduction is a mammoth undertaking but you could talk to 'The Kiltmaker,' Margaret Jackson in Kingston. I have her shop's phone # as 613-634-4118 and she will likely be at the Maxville Games this weekend. I used to talk to Ms Jackson's mother, the original owner, and can certify she is from a long line of kiltmakers that go right back to the Royal makers at Balmoral.
    Margaret Jackson made my new kilt and altered an old one. I would recommend.

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