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    Thanks for all the replies.

    I thought that going with someone experienced with the different weights of the tartan and could source the material would provide a better experience in the time frame I was hoping for than trying to find a seamstress - the only ones I know in town just do alterations.

    I was hoping some women might reply that could comment on items like the kilted skirt that Steve posted, as that was what I was initially considering before her mother commented.

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    I am very sorry, I guess I assumed that you already had the fabric and the pattern, needing only someone to sew it.

    Can you tell us what fabric you are trying to source?

    And can you show us the design idea?
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    Woman here (I think I am?)
    Are you wanting an A line skirt or a kilted skirt? Or some other type of skirt?
    Or to put it another way.. a skirt with pleats or a skirt without pleats?

    Pleats- go with a kiltmaker, any decent one will be able to adapt for a womanís figure and style choices.
    (Barb gave a great demo to us at Kilt Kamp 2018 of this)
    No pleats - someone who sews that has lots of experience should be able to handle the job.

    If possible can you post a picture or line drawing of what you want made?

    The weight of the Tartan isnít a sewing issue itís more a design issue... some styles wonít suit a heavy tartan, some styles will need a lining others wonít, etc, etc.

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    I just did a quick google search.... wow there are a lot of quilts in Saskatoon.

    However I found several custom sewing businesses and The Academy Of Fashion Design -they should be able to give you some recommendations.

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    All I know is that she would like an A-line skirt that is a hand above the knee in length.


    Her mother thought this design would be nice. It doesn't have to look exactly like this (personally I'm not sold that she would like the higher waist) - if any maker or website sells A-line kilted skirts I'd be happy to take a look - the current options I have seen like the Billie skirts are shorter than what she'd want to wear to work and the kilted skirt that was posted earlier has pleats (which her mother doesn't think she should like)

    https://ca.shein.com/Plaid-Self-Tie-...SABEgK6MfD_BwE



    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Grey View Post
    Woman here (I think I am?)
    Are you wanting an A line skirt or a kilted skirt? Or some other type of skirt?
    Or to put it another way.. a skirt with pleats or a skirt without pleats?

    Pleats- go with a kiltmaker, any decent one will be able to adapt for a womanís figure and style choices.
    (Barb gave a great demo to us at Kilt Kamp 2018 of this)
    No pleats - someone who sews that has lots of experience should be able to handle the job.

    If possible can you post a picture or line drawing of what you want made?

    The weight of the Tartan isnít a sewing issue itís more a design issue... some styles wonít suit a heavy tartan, some styles will need a lining others wonít, etc, etc.

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    Iím replying in between watching the cricket (Go Aussies) so this may be slow and/or fragmented.

    1) style terms - a kilted skirt has pleats... so forget that term.
    2) the pic you linked to is a gored or 1/2 circle skirt.
    3) A line is slimmer
    4) Belt & waist height/width can all be adjusted easily to suit her preference by any competent dressmaker. Same with length.
    5) a competent dressmaker IS needed for pattern matching at the seams.
    This step begins laying out the pattern pieces BEFORE cutting.
    6) you will need a lot of fabric to match the plaid pattern... check the back of the pattern for fabric requirements.

    Here are some suggestions, design suggestions for fabric weight is on the back of the patterns -but I suggest working with the dressmaker before buying anything.

    Simplicity 1200
    https://www.simplicity.com/simplicit...th-variations/

    Burda 6375
    Has an apron/wrap front like a kilt
    https://www.simplicity.com/simplicit...es-wrap-skirt/

    Simplicity 8746
    Lots of combinations
    https://www.simplicity.com/simplicit...s-wrap-skirts/

    And the Aussies have lost a wicket already.... woe is us!

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