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    Dancing Kilt- Kilted to the Line

    I just updated my profile to include the last few kilts I made, I wanted to post a picture of the last kilt I made my daughter. It was made from Bonnie Tartan's Thistle Blush, kilted to the green stripe.


    My son, pictured with her, is wearing his Ancient Murray that I made. These were from last summer and children doing what they do, he has outgrown the Murray, luckily his band had a kilt we could rent him until he slows down.

    Right now I'm working on a Scottish Wildcat kilt for my husband.
    Last edited by Celtic Mom; 6th July 18 at 07:14 PM.
    Carrie in Utah.

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    Paternally Murray and maternally Cunningham.

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    Wonderful photos glad to see the entire family involved. Please post pictures of the Scottish Wildcat kilt when it's done.

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    Thanks, McMurdo!

    I am hoping to finish the Scottish Wildcat for the next set of local Highland Games a week from today, but I am battling vertigo that showed up after a trans-Atlantic flight last week. I was 13 pleats in, but just ripped out the last 2. Progress is slow that way.

    Carrie
    Carrie in Utah.

    Mother to two kilted children
    Paternally Murray and maternally Cunningham.

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    The sword dance is a vigorous exercise and will naturally flair pleats. I appreciate the combined flashes of the green and white (by the way you pleated your daughter's kilt) as she danced in the photos. I like the choice you made in its construction. I expect it catches the eye of other competitors and the judges also.

    At first glance, I thought your son was wearing a Colquhoun tartan. Thank you naming the fabric.

    I, like Glen, can't wait to see what you've made for your husband. The examples shown from other members have been fantastic. I can't see how one could mess up the Wildcat tartan anyway. Even is you don't surprise us with some new and inventive design, I bet it will be something your husband will be proud to own and wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    The sword dance is a vigorous exercise and will naturally flair pleats. I appreciate the combined flashes of the green and white (by the way you pleated your daughter's kilt) as she danced in the photos. I like the choice you made in its construction. I expect it catches the eye of other competitors and the judges also.

    At first glance, I thought your son was wearing a Colquhoun tartan. Thank you naming the fabric.

    I, like Glen, can't wait to see what you've made for your husband. The examples shown from other members have been fantastic. I can't see how one could mess up the Wildcat tartan anyway. Even is you don't surprise us with some new and inventive design, I bet it will be something your husband will be proud to own and wear.
    Tarheel,
    Thank you for your kind words!

    I was actually inspired to kilt my daughter's dancing kilt to the stripe after seeing the example Barb T made for her daughter out of Arctic Tartan. I love to watch dancer's kilts swing, and it is so fun to watch this one for the flashes of color!

    The Murray tartan is quite similar to a number of other tartans, the Gunn tent tried to nab my son numerous times at the Salt Lake City games. I had to look up the Colquhoun tartan since I wasn't familiar with it, but they do look very similar.

    My husband wanted his kilt done to the sett, no matter how I might tempt him with stripe examples. I like to kilt to the line partly because it is less work for me. The pleat around the stripe tends to stay more uniform because I know exactly where the edge should be.
    Carrie in Utah.

    Mother to two kilted children
    Paternally Murray and maternally Cunningham.

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    Carrie, I appreciate that your husband wants the Wildcat tartan to the sett. I too like that look. I completely understand the sewing issues and agree pleating to the stripe is best with the Wildcat tartan. Several examples have been made and shown during different posts and all are well done in my opinion.

    Once he sees the finished kilt, I bet he'll like it better.

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