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    My First Box-pleated Kilt

    I found this poly/wool blend in a fabric store. It is similar to Stewart Black. I plan to make it a traditional box-pleated kilt. I expect to use Barb T's book for laying out the aprons and substitute box-pleats for knife pleats.

    I also plan to hem the selvage.


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    That's a pretty tartan.

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    Here it is FINALLY. It only took me a year to complete Between Scouting, work (my former job) and the wife I found that I kept putting it aside until recently. This has truly been a joy to complete and I am quite pleased with it. It has two buckles in a Matt Newsome style, no fringe, and I hemmed it (the selvidge just didn't look right). The sporran is from Stillwater. I ordered it a year ago when I ordered the buckles for the kilt. The belt I got from Lowes Home Improvement (it is a tool belt) and dyed it black.

    I don't know why this photo is sideways, I rotated it and resaved it in photobucket to show right side up.

    The Front.


    ... and the obligatory pleat shot.


    ... and the side shots.



    Critique welcome.

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    Bravo! Looks great!
    When all is said and done....More is said than done.

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    Nice!
    Many is a word that only leaves you guessing.

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    Very well done! I always get inspired when I see these DIY kilts (though unfortunately never enought to get off my fat butt and make one for myself).
    Jay
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    "I cut a stout blackthorn to banish ghosts and goblins; In a brand new pair of brogues to ramble o'er the bogs and frighten all the dogs " - D. K. Gavan

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    That's looks great!
    So, how soon are you starting on the next one?
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    Great Job

    You did a great job. I am sure You will get as much enjoyment wearing it as you did making it.

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    Not bad at all for your first selfmade kilt.

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    Very nice look. Great job!

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