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  1. #1
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    6th August 18
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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    Pleats driving me insane

    I had the kilt pressed. Everything was lined up. It was beautiful. You truly couldn't see the pleats - the tartan pattern was the same front and back. Then I wore it all day at work yesterday and out to dinner in the evening. By the time I was done with dinner, the pleats were so folded over, creased, and generally jacked up that it looked terrible.

    I do sweep them when I sit and I doubt it's my sitting at work that's the culprit; I think it's getting into the car and sitting on the bench seating in the restaurant: both places you have to slide in sideways, that's causing the problems.

    This time I didn't steam it, or do anything. I simply hung it up like normal, hoping that gravity will pull the creases out.

    What am I doing wrong? Or does this happen to everyone? BTW, 5 yard wool kilt.
    Clans: Armstrong and Guthrie on Father's side.
    Other heritage: Mostly German and some Polish on Mother's side.
    Kilts: One five-yard semi-traditional in Armstrong Ancient 13oz from Lochcarron

  2. #2
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    28th May 13
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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    This is much more of a problem with 5 yd kilts.... I keep a scarf in my car and will use it to keep the pleats in place as I get into a car ...not really practical for other situations. As Iím sure has been suggested get a portable steamer and use it when you get home and accept that some wrinkles are inevitable with a 5 yd kilt
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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