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    Handwoven Midnight Sunrise Mini-Kilt

    Hello!

    This is my second kilt I've done following Barb T's TAOK. I deviated slightly from the book in two ways. The length is only 16" since my girlfriend wanted the length in between mid-thigh and knee and there is no rise. I know it may be a bit non-trad but the overall construction is the same as that of a traditional kilt.

    I designed and registered the tartan "Midnight Sunrise" a little over a year ago and finally tackled weaving enough cloth for two kilts (a his and hers). The mini-kilt ended up being 7.3yrds (enough for 23 pleats). The remaining amount will be for my kilt (which is currently in the works - pleated to the purple stripe). The yarn used for the cloth comes to 6% merino wool (purple) and 94% lambswool. Below are some progress pictures and the final product.

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    Done!
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    Nice work!

    My wife bought a loom at auction, thinking to try her hand at it. It sat downstairs for a year. Sold it for good profit though.

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    The end results look really good, I'd love to try the same but one more hobby and nothing is getting done. Really impressive to go from thread to kilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derosa View Post
    The end results look really good, I'd love to try the same but one more hobby and nothing is getting done. Really impressive to go from thread to kilt.
    I can understand. It is quite time consuming. I was working 2 hrs before work and two hours after for several weeks. And I still have another kilt make. Meeting timelines/deadlines can sometimes take the fun out of it....but itís certainly rewarding to be part of the entire process from yarn to garment.

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    Just wanted to post an update to show the fit.

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    My wife doesn't wear skirts of any kind (claims she looks like a potato on two sticks) likes the kilt and the way it hangs on the waist. She said she might wear this if it was in her color scheme.

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    I just want to say two things: first, I think your tartan is beautiful! I love the colors and the design. Great work in getting it designed and registered. And second, the kilted skirt you made is excellent too. I cannot imagine the time and patience you possess to do all that work. Wonderful on both accounts.

    Tom
    "Life may have its problems, but it is the best thing they have come up with so far." Neil Simon, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Act 3. "Ob la di, Ob la da. Life goes on. Braaa. La la how the life goes on." Beatles

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