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    why the large pleat under the over-apron?

    Hi, Am making a kilt for my sweetie using your (great!) X-kilt pattern. Wondering what the purpose of the large pleat under the over-apron is for..? As there is not a corresponding pleat on the other side, and as it adds quite a bit of bulk to the waist area.. can it be omitted? It strikes me as unnecessary. If anyone would enlighten me I'd be most grateful. Thanks!!!

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    It gives you room to stride forward confidently. Without that extra "ease," as you moved your leg forward the apron would have to pull away to one side.
    Proudly Duncan [maternal], MacDonald and MacDaniel [paternal].

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    And the deep pleat gives you some room to rebuild the apron should your sweetie eat a few too many sweeties and grow a bit. I have had an apron rebuilt on my first kilt and can still get some use out of it.

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    I make reverse Kingussie kilts - which are mirror imaged each side and an inverted box pleat at the back. I put large pleats under both apron and under apron as it gives me enough fabric to climb over gates and to cycle - without the pleats the aprons would pull apart when sitting or climbing.

    Anne the Pleater :ootd:

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    Thumbs up thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by sydnie7 View Post
    It gives you room to stride forward confidently. Without that extra "ease," as you moved your leg forward the apron would have to pull away to one side.
    Sydnie, After posting I got to thinking that the extra room for walking was the answer. Thanks so much!

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    Hello dalej!

    Allen Sinclair, FSA Scot
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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleater View Post
    I make reverse Kingussie kilts - which are mirror imaged each side and an inverted box pleat at the back. I put large pleats under both apron and under apron as it gives me enough fabric to climb over gates and to cycle - without the pleats the aprons would pull apart when sitting or climbing.

    Anne the Pleater :ootd:
    Thanks Anne, I left myself a little short on the fabric to make two pleats.. but will definitely have the one, and hope it's enough for my guy to move comfortably in. cheers, dale j.

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