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    An X-Kilt for Panache

    I really wanted to make James a maroon camoflage kilt, but just try to find this stuff? So I am reluctantly settling for "Predator" camo, many thanks to way2fractious for the material.

    The Goal: finished kilt by November Nor Cal Beer and Kilts Night!

    OK, I won't count the trip to Joanne's for the thread, since I'm out of anything that's appropriately colored. I'm going to make this X-Kilt the same way I made mine, in fact it will be almost the exact same kilt except that I'm putting in a bit more a-shaping in the over-apron and will adjust where the under-apron fastens over on the left. So I'm taking short-cuts, we'll say. The end result is the same. I can do these short-cuts 'cause I think this is X-Kilt #6 for me. You first-timers, you follow the instructions! I gotta go back to JoAnne's this weekend for more velcro. Anyway, so today..


    1 hour: Cut it out... ironed over the hem, and stitched it down. Did the right-hand edge of the over-apron. Serged the raw edges of the under-apron strip...which BTW is about 6 inches wide.

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    Now if you just give up on using straight pins you'll save a LOT of time!
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    I don't know about the rest of you, but I really like this thread!

    Cheers

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    Over the battle - A diamond in the ash
    Of the ultimate combustion-My panache

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan Hiker View Post
    Now if you just give up on using straight pins you'll save a LOT of time!
    I made the last one with a minimum of pins, and will probably do that again on this one. I can hand-hold the straight edges needed at the pleat edges, since I'm ironing them in before I sew them, now, and that's at least a third of the "pinning". I pinned the right-hand edge of the over apron today and will probably pin the left-hand edge as well. Thn again I only put in about 6 pins in those 24 inches, it didn't take me more than about 90 seconds to put the pins in. I'll probably pin the pleat tapers and the inside of the waistband. But I won't pin the edges of the box pleats below the fell! I didn't in them on my X-Kilt, and it came out just fine, so....

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    Alan,



    Just in case.

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    oh Moosedog, Panache may change his mind about liking this thread after seeing that pic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan H View Post
    I really wanted to make James a maroon camoflage kilt, but just try to find this stuff? So I am reluctantly settling for "Predator" camo, many thanks to way2fractious for the material.
    Alan, the right answers are sometimes predicated on the right questions. Moosedog's post has a pic of Steve Ashton's "Pink Death" material (aka, Maroon camouflage. ) Steve has a whole bolt of the heavyweight, printed cotton fabric. At Kilt Kamp in Victoria, B.C., I was unable to resist the impulse to buy a few yards of the stuff and smuggle it through US Customs using the ruse of labeling it "kiltmaking supplies" (merely to replenish my stash, don't you know. )

    Alas, this acquisition was subsequent to your selection of the Predator camo. Still, were I more socially adept and attuned to your hints, this artifact would have been instantly offered for the service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosedog View Post
    Alan,



    Just in case.

    Moosedog
    please tell me that that is not Predator camo!!

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    Or at least tell us exactly what kind of predator the camo is intended for - on second thought - please DON'T!
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    Suddenly this whole thread has gone from being really spiffy to sorta frightening...
    -See it there, a white plume
    Over the battle - A diamond in the ash
    Of the ultimate combustion-My panache

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