10th September 06, 04:25 PM
Tiger Stripe Camo Kilt
This is the second kilt I have attempted to make. The tiger stripe happens to be my favorite camo, and I happened to find it in my favorite summer fabric, the milspec ripstop cotton. The only problem with this fabric was that the pattern runs vertically and the stripes need to be horizontal. So, I had to cut it and piece it together instead of just cutting it down the center and joining the two halves. You'll be able to see in the pictures that I used this problem as an opportunity to try something different. I make the front apron about 3/4 of an inch longer than the rest. I still haven't made up my mind if I like it or not.
I tried to do a couple of things different this time. I attempted to hide two front pockets in the pleats. While I think they turned out well, the picture shows how they deform the pleats while my hands are in them. But, I don't plan on walking around with my hands in my pockets.
The picture doesn't pick it up well, but I am using one of my old rank pins as a kilt pin. I also used the buttons from one of my old uniforms (of course they don't fit anymore) for the closure and pockets. I included a clip ring sewn into the waist, also.
I had plans to make some side cargo pockets for it also, but I was so pumped up to wear it, I never got that far. After wearing it for a week, I am not so sure I want or need them.
I included some cargo back pockets.
10th September 06, 04:57 PM
That's a very nice looking kilt! Good work.
10th September 06, 05:08 PM
Groovy pattern. I like the colors.
My pal, Ken, took a picture of me at the Dayton Celtic festical, but I had my paws in my pockets of my UK mocker at the time, and it completely ruined the shot. Those pockets are good for storage, but not for hands. I never have my suit pockets unstitched - and there's a reason for that.
Originally Posted by GallowHill
Rex in Cincinnati
At any moment you must be prepared to give up who you are today for who you could become tomorrow.
10th September 06, 05:14 PM
I'm putting velcro on the next set of pockets I make. That way you can stash your cash and still keep things neat. O'Neille
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear; seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. --William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
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10th September 06, 05:17 PM
Now there's a thought ... I've avoided velcro on kilts since becoming more educated but the pockets do need closure ...
CT - tings dat make you go hmmmm
11th September 06, 07:46 AM
does that material come in black with orange stripes? i'd like to make a Cincinnati Bengals kilt.
KC Chiefs 10
11th September 06, 08:22 AM
Nice kilt, looks to be well constructed.
11th September 06, 08:44 AM
I like it, amigo. My poor tired old eyes can't make out the old rank insignia, though----are those corporal's, or sergeant's stripes?
Man, I just HATE guys who can do this sort of thing (and I mean that in the very nicest way possible!) . . .
11th September 06, 10:45 AM
Thanks for all the kind words.
Your eyes are better than you think, they are Sergeant stripes.
Originally Posted by Kid Cossack
I think that the hardest part of making these is just jumping in and getting started. If you have a little patience, I think anyone can do these types of kilts. That being said, I am not sure I would ever try a traditional kilt without some type of formal instruction.
11th September 06, 10:55 AM
Nice work Scott,
No clue how you guys do it...
I have one of the old AmerKilts tiger stripe camo kilts. They just went ahead and ran the stripes vertically.
Probably too distant to see much, but might give you an idea what it would have looked like vertical....think you made the right choice though.
Ol' Macdonald himself, a proud son of Skye and Cape Breton Island
Lifetime Member Scottish Tartans Authority, Owner Freelanders #4 & 5
"I'll have a kilt please, a nice hand sewn tartan, 16 ounce Strome. Oh, and a sporran on the side, with a strap please."