10th September 07, 09:09 PM
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.
10th September 07, 09:11 PM
13th September 08, 07:42 PM
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.
... and the obligatory pleat shot.
... and the side shots.
13th September 08, 07:59 PM
Bravo! Looks great!
When all is said and done....More is said than done.
13th September 08, 08:01 PM
Many is a word that only leaves you guessing.
13th September 08, 08:37 PM
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).
Clan Rose-Constant and True
"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
14th September 08, 12:59 AM
That's looks great!
So, how soon are you starting on the next one?
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
14th September 08, 03:24 AM
You did a great job. I am sure You will get as much enjoyment wearing it as you did making it.
14th September 08, 04:13 AM
Not bad at all for your first selfmade kilt.
15th September 08, 12:20 PM
Very nice look. Great job!
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