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    Resizing advice needed

    To whom ever wants to answer. Due to my diabetic diet I have been loosing weight and have lost about 3-4 inches from my waist and 2-3 inches from my hips. I would like any advice y'all can give me for resizing the kilt that I made at Kilt Kamp 2017.

    Thanks in advance.

    Stoff

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    I think what you are saying is that you changed your diet due to diabetes - if that is what you meant, then "congratulations on the weight loss." I have dropped 50 pounds since last July mostly due to changing my diet and severely eliminating carbs and added sugars.

    You can find some good advice on my post (I am down to a ~32-34 now) here: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...ng-kilt-85816/

    ...I also heavily relied on Barb's post and instructions here: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...oo-much-59745/

    The one other piece of advice I would give you is that I started with a kilt that I did not care much about screwing up, because I definitely made a few mistakes. I am not much of a seamstress, but I thought this would be a fun thing to try, and I definitely "saved" a few kilts by learning how to do this.

    Good luck!

    Rob

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    I have made and remade kilts due to my shrinking waistline - I think the record is 5 times - the original and then 4 remakes.

    The most essential item I find is a really good seam ripper.
    Seeing how some techniques stand up to wear better than others is useful

    Anne the Pleater
    I presume to dictate to no man what he shall eat or drink or wherewithal he shall be clothed."
    -- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WalesLax View Post
    I think what you are saying is that you changed your diet due to diabetes - if that is what you meant, then "congratulations on the weight loss." I have dropped 50 pounds since last July mostly due to changing my diet and severely eliminating carbs and added sugars.

    You can find some good advice on my post (I am down to a ~32-34 now) here: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...ng-kilt-85816/

    ...I also heavily relied on Barb's post and instructions here: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...oo-much-59745/

    The one other piece of advice I would give you is that I started with a kilt that I did not care much about screwing up, because I definitely made a few mistakes. I am not much of a seamstress, but I thought this would be a fun thing to try, and I definitely "saved" a few kilts by learning how to do this.

    Good luck!

    Rob
    Rob,

    That is exactly what I meant. There was a combination of situations that came together to force me to start and keep paying attention to what and how much eat. The diabetes was not really the first thing though it did come first; the first thing that really got my attention was being diagnosed with kidney cancer and having one of my diabetes drug contraindicated due to reduced kidney function. Well the cancer has been dealt with by removing the affected kidney (now 2.5 years cancer free, got the notice today, hurray). But then my blood sugar numbers got higher and higher and I was looking at having to take insulin. This forced me to put on my big boy pants and take control of my diet. My blood sugar is now under control, but one of the side effect of this is that I am loosing weight and mass. This is a good thing. But, it forces me to also take control of my wardrobe. So I have started altering clothes to fit, this is not too difficult, what with being a tailor. The kilt just has had me little buffaloed. Thanks the folks here and Barb's book I think that I will be able to handle it.

    Thanks again,

    Stoff

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    I can empathize a bit with the medical side - for me, it was high blood pressure, and a video I watched on a surgery that was proposed to cure sleep apnea. I love bagels and pizza and pasta, but not as much as I love being alive and not being cut open.

    While I am sorry to hear about the negatives, I am happy to hear about your switch to a healthier diet and the positive results.

    I can also empathize with the sheer shock I have gone through looking at thousands of dollars worth of suits that are too large to be tailored down to fit me - thankfully I haven't had to have a similar breakup with my kilts.

    Rob

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    Hi Stoff,

    For now, just move the buckles and straps so that you can wear the kilt again without having it fall off. Here are the instructions: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...-larger-78931/

    You can tighten the fit quite a lot and still have the kilt looking and feeling fine: http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/f...oo-much-59745/

    If you lose a lot more, and you don't like how the kilt looks, it's a pretty big job to rebuild the kilt. You'd be better off timewise to sell this one, buy some new tartan, and treat your new size to a new kilt!
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    If it had been a kilt someone else had made I'd have been giving the sell and buy another advice, I just assumed that any kilt you created for yourself - and at kilt kamp too - would be that little bit more special and you'd wish to retain it.

    Anne the Pleater
    I presume to dictate to no man what he shall eat or drink or wherewithal he shall be clothed."
    -- The Hon. Stuart Ruaidri Erskine, The Kilt & How to Wear It, 1901.

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