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    an idea for jthk

    Quote Originally Posted by jthk View Post
    I know exactly why: the belted plaid that has the belt loops is hanging on a hook -- by its belt. I simply grab the plaid, put the belt around me, adjust it and off I go. The rear is less nicely-formed knife pleats and more like rough "gathers" which I've heard could be the origin of the original tailored box-pleated kilts. When I lay a plaid on the bed and hand-pleat the middle section, then the pleats come out nice and crisp and neat.

    My thoughts, anyway.
    jthk...since you added the belt loops so that you can just put that BP on and go, why not take the extra step and sew in the pleats. that way it is still a BP but you have both the convenience and the nice appearance that you want. Just a thought.

    Larry
    The hielan' man he wears the kilt, even when it's snowin';
    He kens na where the wind comes frae, But he kens fine where its goin'.

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    Larry,

    Thanks for the good suggestion. The reason why I've not sewn in the pleats is because I still want to make it flat as a blanket.

    Jonathan

    Quote Originally Posted by lschwartz View Post
    jthk...since you added the belt loops so that you can just put that BP on and go, why not take the extra step and sew in the pleats. that way it is still a BP but you have both the convenience and the nice appearance that you want. Just a thought.

    Larry

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