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    I have one kilt with no under apron strap. Its a 16 oz wool box pleat and a length of nylon webbing was used for the single strap and buckle to attach to and the top band that covers the very top of the kilt comes all the way down to just cover the webbing. It has no other liner and maybe due to the wool on wool at the waistline it never slips down. I did it this way as it is a nice light hiking kilt (sub 2lbs), 5-10 miles of hiking and hill climbing has been comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhockin View Post
    In this free download you'll find instructions:
    http://people.hamilton.edu/documents...0ver%201.1.pdf
    Thanks for the link! I've wanted to make some flashes to match my kilt. I have the fabric, but I had no idea what size they should be. Thanks to you, I have instructions for them! There are a number of details in the instructions I would have never thought about. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowish View Post
    Thanks for the link! I've wanted to make some flashes to match my kilt. I have the fabric, but I had no idea what size they should be. Thanks to you, I have instructions for them! There are a number of details in the instructions I would have never thought about. Thanks!
    Just so you know, matching flashes to the tartan of your kilt is something that traditionalists avoid specifically and matching anything apart from hose and shoes, is almost studiously avoided in general. A bit of a culture shock,I know, but that is honestly how its done. Now you know. However, it is ultimately your choice and you will do what you will do.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Just so you know, matching flashes to the tartan of your kilt is something that traditionalists avoid specifically and matching anything apart from hose and shoes, is almost studiously avoided in general. A bit of a culture shock,I know, but that is honestly how its done. Now you know. However, it is ultimately your choice and you will do what you will do.

    My thanks to the Kilt Kops concerning the use of matching flashes. In the unlikely event that I ever have the opportunity to go to Scotland, I will not make the the grievious error of matching anything to my kilt. Generally, the only times I wear my tartan kilt are to one USA highland games each year, Lutheran church on Sunday morning, and an occasional performance of the Des Moines Symphony. The Kilt Kops have litte authority at games in the USA. Strangely enough, I've never seen any Kilt Kops at Lutheran churches in Iowa or at the Des Moines Civic Center.

    As for hose and shoes matching, I wear custom shoes and leg braces due to post polio syndrome. They are not ghillie brogues. I do hope the Kilt Kops let me off with a warning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iowish View Post
    My thanks to the Kilt Kops concerning the use of matching flashes. In the unlikely event that I ever have the opportunity to go to Scotland, I will not make the the grievious error of matching anything to my kilt. Generally, the only times I wear my tartan kilt are to one USA highland games each year, Lutheran church on Sunday morning, and an occasional performance of the Des Moines Symphony. The Kilt Kops have litte authority at games in the USA. Strangely enough, I've never seen any Kilt Kops at Lutheran churches in Iowa or at the Des Moines Civic Center.

    As for hose and shoes matching, I wear custom shoes and leg braces due to post polio syndrome. They are not ghillie brogues. I do hope the Kilt Kops let me off with a warning.
    You will be relieved to know that many kilt wearers from around the world, including many traditional Scottish kilt wearers do not regard ghillie brogues as essential, or even necessary, kilt attire.
    " Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the adherence of idle minds and minor tyrants". Field Marshal Lord Slim.

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