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    Out of curiosity, how many meters of fabric does it require to make a kilt jacket and waist coat? (Assume double width)
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    Depends on your size of course,

    When making an 18th Century regimental coat, which is a bit longer than a Kilt jacket, the coat, minus linings, for a 36 chest is 2 yards, for a 52 chest, its 3 1/2 yards.

    Other considerations are do you want a full fabric back or some lesser cloth on the waistcoat?


    Without knowing you and your sizes, I would say 5 yards is the safest bet to ensure you have enough cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fedgunner View Post
    Out of curiosity, how many meters of fabric does it require to make a kilt jacket and waist coat? (Assume double width)
    As Luke rightly mentioned, there are a lot of factors. Generally however a gentleman's girth doesn't play as much into the equation as people realise, but his height certainly does. How a tailor faces the jacket and waistcoat also is a factor (I frame all of my jacket in-breast pockets with the facing which requires a little more cloth), and also if there's a pattern on the cloth then the repeat is a factor. And also yes, a cloth back on the waistcoat will add more cloth, however I typically recommend strongly against this unless the waistcoat will be worn exclusively as a separate and never with a jacket.

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    My favorite flat cap was made in Ireland with a beautiful Donegal tweed.

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