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    DIY Kilt #2

    Last Saturday I had a fruitful trip to Hancock fabric. I purchased a poly blend tartan at clearance for $2.95 a yard. It's about 11oz (which is just fine for Florida) 2.25 yards at 55" wide. Obviously suitable for a lightweight 4 yard kilt. My last DIY kilt was in the royal Stewart tartan, this one is probably a bumbee. Although it does have similarities to MacLeod Black & White tartan. This tartan has a oatmeal color in place of the white. There are some other differences as well.


    Here's the tartan!


    Test pleat pattern 1


    Test pleat pattern 2

    I went with pleat to stripe pattern 2.
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    I think thats pretty cool update us with progress pics.

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    Continued....


    Cutting the width in 1/2


    More cutting the width in 1/2


    2 pieces of 2.25 yards at about 27" width
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    I pressed the ends at where I was going to mend the cloth...


    Place pins to secure the ends..


    An other shot of how pinned the ends together..
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    Measured my kilt drop (22.5") and marked it with pins...


    Removed the excess where my kilt rise is...

    The excess will become the waist band and fringe..
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    WOW that was fast!!!!!!!!

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    Start setting and pressing the hem..

    I had to give it a hem, it had one of those funky selveges.


    Finished pressing and setting the hem with pins....


    Sew the hem...


    Finished with the hem... A long process..
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    Repress the hem...


    Notice where the ends are mended from the outside...


    Set the Aprons... hold in place with pins.


    Set the pleats.... hold in place with pins.
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    Finished plotting the construction...


    Front preview of the kilt...


    Rear preview of kilt..


    Pressed all pleats and aprons... now it's time for the fun...

    More to come as the work continues.
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    Looks good so far!

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