X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Freedom Kilts website Scotweb website Burnetts and Struth website Kilt Society website
The Scottish Trading Company Xmarks advertising information MacGregor and MacDuff Xmarks advertising information Celtic Croft website

User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    14th June 17
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Solid color fabric

    So I got lovely news last night. I've been cleared by my supervisors to work kilted. BUT, my work kilts must be of a solid colored fabric in either grey or navy blue. Having done some sewing in the past, I think I can pull off a simple knife-pleated 5-6 yard piece without much trouble, but I need some suggestions on fabric. You folks have any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    4th November 16
    Location
    South Jersey, US
    Posts
    49
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    While I personally have yet to try it, others have suggested cotton-poly twill from this site: http://www.sellfabric.com/store/c/21...-7-7-5-oz.aspx (the dark blues and greys are at the bottom).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    27th September 08
    Location
    From Michigan, USA. Currently in Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    249
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I made a kilt in Marton Mills grey mix. Don't know what you are looking for, but the grey mix is 16 ounce wool.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    16th June 15
    Location
    Madison Wisconsin
    Posts
    270
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Marton Mills 15 oz. CHE 160 Midnight/Ocean navy Cheviot tweed is also a really nice fabric. It's herringbone weave, but dark enough that the pattern doesn't really show like most herringbones. You would need to get it from somebody (kilt maker, retailer, etc.) who deals with Marton Mills, but it is gorgeous fabric.

    http://martonmills.com/product/midnight-ocean/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    14th June 17
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    While the Marton Mills stuff looks great, it's a bit more than I'm looking for. I do like the poly/cotton twills. Any thoughts on this stuff?
    https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/ch...ll-fabric-.htm

  6. #6
    Join Date
    24th September 04
    Location
    Victoria, BC Canada 48 25' 47.31"N 123 20' 4.59" W
    Posts
    2,980
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To give you and idea -- The fabric used in "Dockers" brand pants is 13oz if measured as a linear yard 60" wide. The fabrics on most of the on-line sites is about half the weight.
    Steve Ashton
    Forum Owner

  7. #7
    Join Date
    16th January 16
    Location
    long island new york usa
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Another option if you wish to be kilted at work faster..... 5.11 tactical makes a grey. I wear 5.11 to work frequently. .....i cant hurt them.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    14th June 17
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would go for the 5.11 option or a UTKilt, but they're just a touch too "tactical" for work. I work as a registrar in an emergency room. I have to maintain a somewhat professional look. I am giving a Stillwater economy in solid black some thought, as I think I can get away with black as well. Currently wearing button up uniform shirts and grey slacks. I do prefer light weight, as I'm on my feet running around all the time, but I'm not sure if those poly/cotton blends would be too light, nor do I know how well they would hold pleats. I have a SportKilt currently, and while the look of it with it's sparse and shallow pleats drives me a little nuts, I do think the fabric weight would be perfect for work.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    14th June 17
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ended up going for a Stillwater economy in solid black for now. Love it. I still plan on sewing one or two up though. Probably both in grey. Anybody know where to get fabric similar to the stuff Stillwater is using?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0