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    How It's Made - Tartan Shoulder Plaid

    I've been back to our In-store workshop with our seamstress Beth and this time she was working on a shoulder Plaid. I've wrote a wee blog post with some behind the scenes shots into its creation, and some ideas for wearing a Shoulder Plaid.

    http://blog.kiltmakers.com/2015/05/t...they-are-made/


    Hope you enjoy!

    Stuart
    4th Generation Family Run Business with Over 100 Years Experience as Gentleman's Outfitters, Highland Wear & Tartan Specialists.
    Houston Traditional Kiltmakers - www.Kiltmakers.com

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    Helpful how-to article Stuart. Cheers for posting this!
    My Clans: Guthrie, Sinclair, Sutherland, MacRae, McCain-Maclachlan, MacGregor-Petrie, Johnstone, Hamilton, Boyd, MacDonald-Alexander, Patterson, Thompson. Welsh:Edwards, Williams, Jones. Paternal line: Brandenburg/Prussia.
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    Thanks Stuart. I'm guessing there are more custom cuts for individuals due to a person's height and tartan pattern, but is there a rule of thumb on the number of sett/selvage count for the shoulder plaid? Example: equal squares, offset percentage length to width or can it be just random for any tartan choice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Thanks Stuart. I'm guessing there are more custom cuts for individuals due to a person's height and tartan pattern, but is there a rule of thumb on the number of sett/selvage count for the shoulder plaid? Example: equal squares, offset percentage length to width or can it be just random for any tartan choice?
    Generally our seamstress uses a standard size for her Plaid, trying to incorporate as much colour from the design as she can, while keeping it symmetrical. The Plaid can be pinned by a Brooch further down or higher up on the chest to adjust length. It can also be folded and pinned in different ways at the back to shorten it. If a customer is particularly tall, more material can be used to create a longer Plaid.

    There are a few choices for the edging of the Plaid, shown in the article is the Frayed edge.
    4th Generation Family Run Business with Over 100 Years Experience as Gentleman's Outfitters, Highland Wear & Tartan Specialists.
    Houston Traditional Kiltmakers - www.Kiltmakers.com

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