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    DIY Great Kilt

    I decided to make a great kilt this weekend. I have been going over the idea with Brian (Woodsheal) and we think that the fabric works well. It has an internal 2 inch waistband and internal buckle and strap. The outer apron is fastened with a pin. It also has a yellow woven selvage edge.




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    It looks almost too good, if that's possible. I don't think my wrapping leaves pleats that look that good. However, I get more "hang down" in the back than you have. Maybe I have wider material.

    Overall, that's a very nice great kilt, and the internal belt and strap is a great idea.
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    I have to say I don't know anything about these things. They look very interesting. Looks like you have done it right. As with all your ventures it is admirable. Good going.

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    [QUOTE=Harold Cannon;1089294]I decided to make a great kilt this weekend. I have been going over the idea with Brian (Woodsheal) and we think that the fabric works well. It has an internal 2 inch waistband and internal buckle and strap. The outer apron is fastened with a pin. It also has a yellow woven selvage edge.
    QUOTE]

    First of all, good work. Such neat appearance! I have been intriqued by descriptions of internal aids to the great kilt for some time. But the proverbial picture worth a thousand words is always lacking. Could we entice you into a photo of these internal workings?
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    I'll say one thing, little fellow...You make the Great kilt look ideally proportioned. My rear pleats tend to be a bit sharper edged...but I pleat over a heavy outer belt.

    May be a bit late in the conversation here, but how will you be hanging your sporran?
    Last edited by Mark E.; 10th July 12 at 07:50 PM.
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    Well done boyo. Well done.
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    Lets see here.

    The internal just has a buckle and strap hidden the way that Matt Newsome hide his and the outside has just a large pin.

    As far as hanging the sporran it would be about 2 to 3 inches below the bundle of fabric usually but it depends on the sporran I wear.

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