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    So close I can smell the wool!

    So, not to long ago I placed an order with Barb. Lochaber "Weathered" from Marton Mills. She got the fabric, and it wasn't quite what either one of us had actually expected it to be. Its actually more along the lines of Ancient colors than weathered....but the fabric was Gorgeous! I'll post the fabric pics in just a sec, Anyhow we agreed to a 5 yard Kingussie reverse kilt. So far Barb has been sending me updates and I'm practically salivating with the "Jonesing".

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    Looking forward to wearing the finished product!
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    LOL... I understand..ordering a new kilt and the waiting for it is in my opinion some of the fun of the addiction....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    LOL... I understand..ordering a new kilt and the waiting for it is in my opinion some of the fun of the addiction....
    I agree, but it's damned hard!

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    Wow - very interesting tartan. And it's a HUGE sett! I can see why she is pleating it to the alternating yellow and red stripes. As I don't know all the ins and outs of pleating games, what's the purpose of the double yellow pleats at the very rear? Is that because of the join between the halves, or was it done to create symmetry in the colours of the pleats across the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Wow - very interesting tartan. And it's a HUGE sett! I can see why she is pleating it to the alternating yellow and red stripes. As I don't know all the ins and outs of pleating games, what's the purpose of the double yellow pleats at the very rear? Is that because of the join between the halves, or was it done to create symmetry in the colours of the pleats across the back?
    It's a reverse Kingussie, so those are two facing knife pleats. I suppose one could have carried the yellow/red alternating across the center rear, but it would mean either a whole lotta or very little fabric in the center rear box pleat.
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    This is simply a consequence of Cole's decision to pleat to alternating pivots. There have to be the same number of pleats on each side of the center back, and the pleats have to be symmetrical across the back - i.e., the first pleat next to the apron and the first pleat next to the underapron have to be identical. So, that means that the two pleats on each side of the center back have to be identical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobus View Post
    Wow - very interesting tartan. And it's a HUGE sett! I can see why she is pleating it to the alternating yellow and red stripes.
    The sett is big, but it could have easily been pleated to either of the stripes, but the pleats would have been bigger and there would have been fewer pleats. Cole chose the alternating colors because he didn't want to emphasize one color over the other. Here are the other two alternatives:



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    Last edited by Barb T; 29th June 17 at 11:59 AM.
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    Thanks for the input Barb. But yes, I chose to do alternating stripe because I did not want one color to dominate and effectively change the way that the color of the kilt looked.
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    Very interesting. Thanks. I always learn so much from Barb.

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