X Marks the Scot - An on-line community of kilt wearers.

   X Marks Partners - (Go to the Partners Dedicated Forums )
USA Kilts website Celtic Croft website Celtic Corner website Houston Kiltmakers

User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Join Date
    25th June 06
    Location
    Franklin, NC USA
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Repairing my own mistake: Bad knife pleat - (2)Box pleat

    Where to start, ah.. well there was a time not to terribly long ago that I had very little clue in the DIY kilt making department. Let's just say there were a couple of mess ups, fortunately in both cases the fabric was inexpensive. The second one however, the material was a decent cloth and seemed to be salvageable. I had told myself for over a year I'd give it a repair. It was a poorly constructed knife pleat of about 7.75 yards. So I got to work:


    Notice the not so goodness.


    Here's a close up.


    Beginning to remove the waistband. It was really bad, lots of bunching in places.


    Waistband removed.


    Removing the inner construction..
    ----------------------------------------------[URL="http://www.youtube.com/sirdaniel1975"]
    My Youtube Page[/URL]

  2. #2
    Join Date
    25th June 06
    Location
    Franklin, NC USA
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Removing the pleats and outer work


    Starting to remove the pleats


    Halfway done
    ----------------------------------------------[URL="http://www.youtube.com/sirdaniel1975"]
    My Youtube Page[/URL]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    25th June 06
    Location
    Franklin, NC USA
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Making the box pleat begins

    Now, I had enough material to make roughly two box pleats left... The other half went to "Celtic Cowboy" (Aaron Smith). He actually finished his long ago and I have not finished mine yet. But here's a little peek into the process.


    Tools used and the beginnings of setting the apron.


    Marking the measurements and locations where the edges will be and such.


    Right hip edge set.


    Apron set.
    ----------------------------------------------[URL="http://www.youtube.com/sirdaniel1975"]
    My Youtube Page[/URL]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    25th June 06
    Location
    Franklin, NC USA
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Working on the pleats

    All the pins have been removed from the apron, being it is basted at this time. Now I begin working on the pleats. As one can see, I'm pleating it to the yellow stripe.







    Look folks, most of you can do this as well. It just takes patience.
    ----------------------------------------------[URL="http://www.youtube.com/sirdaniel1975"]
    My Youtube Page[/URL]

  5. #5
    Join Date
    13th September 04
    Location
    California, USA
    Posts
    11,885
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great stuff. This will look nice.

    Just a thought, go easy on the chalk. Those are some pretty significant marks you've put in, there. I'm not sure they'll completely come out.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    25th June 06
    Location
    Franklin, NC USA
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    They look brighter in the photo than they actually are. Plus they're nearly gone now.
    ----------------------------------------------[URL="http://www.youtube.com/sirdaniel1975"]
    My Youtube Page[/URL]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    20th July 08
    Location
    30 17' North; 97 44' West
    Posts
    685
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always enjoy looking at in-progress photos. Thanks, and good luck!
    .
    The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    15th April 07
    Location
    State College, PA
    Posts
    2,426
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey, nice job. If the chalk is dust off, no problem as eventually they will dust off. The basting is an interesting method to set the pleats before stitching. Are you planning on machine stitching or hand?
    Wallace Catanach, Kiltmaker

    A day without killting is like a day without sunshine.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    25th June 06
    Location
    Franklin, NC USA
    Posts
    946
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always hand stitch.
    ----------------------------------------------[URL="http://www.youtube.com/sirdaniel1975"]
    My Youtube Page[/URL]

  10. #10
    Join Date
    14th August 07
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    1,184
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Unsewing a project can be very disheartening, so I admire your gumption to take apart a whole kilt! Your work in progress is fantastic too.

    Word of advise: when matching thread it's best to go a shade darker than lighter than the colour you are trying to match. Hmmm, although in the box pleat case, it'll be a toss up with either the dark blue or lighter blue. Probably the darker though....

    Keep the pics coming!

Similar Threads

  1. My first knife pleat and Tartan
    By Eric Peterson in forum DIY Showroom
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 15th September 08, 07:11 PM
  2. New Matt Newsome Knife-Pleat
    By davidlpope in forum Show us your pics
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 24th January 08, 08:23 PM
  3. Knife-pleat tapering info
    By Phicong in forum DIY Showroom
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 14th September 07, 09:10 AM
  4. Replies: 23
    Last Post: 2nd December 06, 08:32 PM
  5. first pleat
    By lennonkiltmakers in forum Kilt Advice
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 14th October 05, 03:53 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.0