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    Ancient Lochaber Reverse Kingussie kilt

    Thought I'd post a couple pics of a kilt that I just finished that has reverse Kingussie pleating. For those of you who haven't seen a Kingussie kilt before, the pleats fold in opposite directions on each side of the center back - away from a center back box pleat in a regular Kingussie and toward an inverted box pleat at the center back in a reverse Kingussie.



    You'll notice that the center two pleats are identical. The customer wanted the kilt pleated to alternating pivots so that the kilt back wasn't dominated by one particular color element, so I pleated alternately to the double red and the double light blue. Because there have to be an even number of pleats on each side of the center back, and because the pleats next to the apron and underapron have to be identical, the pleat on each side of the center back also have to be identical.

    Below, you'll see an edge-on view of the pleats so that you can see how the pleats fold toward the center inverted box pleat.

    Last edited by Barb T; 29th June 17 at 11:52 AM.
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    Very nice. Thanks. Your work is so fine.

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    It didn't arrive today....probably tomorrow. I'm looking forward to its arrival! Great work Barb, as always. I'll be sure to take a boat load of pics when it arrives!
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    Hey Barb,
    Can you give me any hints on the best way to remove the basting stitches?
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    Very carefully, and BEFORE you enjoy that tasty beverage in your avatar photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilted Cole View Post
    Hey Barb,
    Can you give me any hints on the best way to remove the basting stitches?
    Get a blunt knitting needle, and just slip the needle under each stitch and pull it out. When the thread gets kind of long as you're pulling it out, snip it off as you go to make it easier.

    I commonly use a cable needle because it's so easy to hold in the middle:

    http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...al-tool-51132/
    Last edited by Barb T; 21st May 14 at 05:58 PM.
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    Very smart! Gorgeous sett. Well done again, Barb. What's the yardage on this kilt?

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    Annnnnnnnnd, its on! By the way.....Thomas O'Malley say's thank you for the brown paper to shred ;) One very comfortable, and just an OUTSTANDING kilt. I'm VERY happy with my purchase from you. I love how the reverse Kingussie has a more form fitted appearance to it, its a joy to wear already. Can't wait to order some custom argyle hose to go with it.

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    And yes, My wife and I, do have a thing for Minions.........Bannana?!?!
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    I forgot to attach a front view.

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    Congratulations Cole welcome to the Tewksbury Owners Club!!!

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