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    Quote Originally Posted by Famous Willie View Post
    I do want to make my own Kilt Hose Garters. I've been online researching, and I think I know what I am going to use for Fabric. I have this Clan Farquharson Tartan Scarf the moths decided to visit. They put about 6 holes in the scarf. I was thinking of making my Hose Garters out of this old Scarf. I am not that Good with a Needle and a Thread, so will have to find someone who is to put a hem in the cut side. I think they would look good with the Black Hose...
    Perhaps you could use Barbara Tewksbury's flash-making technique. The post about it on this forum was most likely trashed by Photobucket, but the instructions are included at the end of the box-pleated supplement for TAoK: http://scottishtartans.org/pdf/Box_p...es_ver_1.1.pdf If you're really that bad with a needle, you could even secure the folded-over edge with more iron-on hem tape, and glue the Velcro to the elastic (with actual Velcro glue; sticky-back will not hold as well), or just buy pre-made garters. And then you could fringe the edges rather than cutting them into a chevron (though make sure the fusible web stops short of the part you want to fringe) to achieve a similar look. I know it's not the same as actual self-tied garters, but considering that we wear tailored kilts now rather than hand-pleated phillabegs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollander View Post
    Perhaps you could use Barbara Tewksbury's flash-making technique. The post about it on this forum was most likely trashed by Photobucket, but the instructions are included at the end of the box-pleated supplement for TAoK: http://scottishtartans.org/pdf/Box_p...es_ver_1.1.pdf If you're really that bad with a needle, you could even secure the folded-over edge with more iron-on hem tape, and glue the Velcro to the elastic (with actual Velcro glue; sticky-back will not hold as well), or just buy pre-made garters. And then you could fringe the edges rather than cutting them into a chevron (though make sure the fusible web stops short of the part you want to fringe) to achieve a similar look. I know it's not the same as actual self-tied garters, but considering that we wear tailored kilts now rather than hand-pleated phillabegs...
    A very interesting read, skimmed the instruction and history of the Box Pleated Kilt. On a side note I see my Utility Kilt is Box Pleated in a way with wide pleats. The instructions on making the Flashes are quite easy to understand. Will have to try my hand at it, I bet one could make the double fabric (a shorter piece of fabric in front of a longer bit of fabric) two piece flash set, like the navy blue and black set of flashes I have now.. Thank you for sharing, gives me something new to work on.. I have noticed that Tartan Flashes don't seem to have this shorter bit of fabric in front of the longer piece of fabric... May have to experiment...
    William Hardie {Bill}

    Dad - Clan Farquharson, Clan MacKintosh {Septs}..
    Mum - Clan Fraser of Lovat, Clan Livingstone, Clan Chisholm, Clan Hunter

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